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Cupid

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noun Cu·pid \ˈkyü-pəd\

Definition of Cupid

  1. 1 :  the Roman god of erotic love — compare eros

  2. 2 not capitalized :  a figure that represents Cupid as a naked usually winged boy often holding a bow and arrow



Origin of cupid

Latin Cupido


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with cupid



CUPID Defined for Kids

cupid

noun cu·pid \ˈkyü-pəd\

Definition of cupid

  1. 1 cap :  the god of love in ancient Roman mythology

  2. 2 :  a picture or statue of a naked child with wings holding a bow and arrow and symbolizing love




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