Meaning of Paphian


Pronunciation: (pā'fē-un), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Paphos, an ancient city of Cyprus sacred to Aphrodite.
  2. of or pertaining to love, esp. illicit sexual love; erotic; wanton.
  3. noting or pertaining to Aphrodite or to her worship or service.
  1. Aphrodite: so called from her cult center at Paphos.
  2. (often l.c.) a prostitute.
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