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Paphian

1Paphian

noun Pa·phi·an \ˈpā-fē-ən\

Definition of PAPHIAN

1
often not capitalized :  prostitute
2
:  a native or inhabitant of Paphos

Origin of PAPHIAN

Latin paphius, from Greek paphios, from Paphos, ancient city of Cyprus that was the center of worship of Aphrodite
First Known Use: 1598

2Paphian

adjective

Definition of PAPHIAN

1
:  of or relating to illicit love :  wanton
2
:  of or relating to Paphos or its people

First Known Use of PAPHIAN

1605

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