Dictionary

Hermaphroditus

noun Her·maph·ro·di·tus \(ˌ)hər-ˌma-frə-ˈdī-təs\

Definition of HERMAPHRODITUS

:  a son of Hermes and Aphrodite who becomes joined in one body with a nymph while bathing

Origin of HERMAPHRODITUS

Latin, from Greek Hermaphroditos, from Hermēs + Aphroditē Aphrodite
First Known Use: 1565

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: hermatypicPrevious Word in the Dictionary: hermaphroditishAll Words Near: Hermaphroditus
May 28, 2015
fictioneer Hear it
someone who writes fiction
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears