Eros

noun \ ˈer-ˌäs , ˈir- \

Definition of Eros

1 : the Greek god of erotic love — compare cupid
2 : the sum of life-preserving instincts that are manifested as impulses to gratify basic needs, as sublimated impulses, and as impulses to protect and preserve the body and mind — compare death instinct
3 a : love conceived by Plato as a fundamental creative impulse having a sensual element
b often not capitalized : erotic love or desire

Origin and Etymology of eros

Greek Erōs, from erōs sexual love; akin to Greek erasthai to love, desire


Medical Dictionary

Eros

noun \ ˈe(ə)r-ˌäs , ˈi(ə)r- \

medical Definition of Eros

: the sum of life-preserving instincts that are manifested as impulses to gratify basic needs (as sex), as sublimated impulses motivated by the same needs, and as impulses to protect and preserve the body and mind called also life instinct; compare death instinct

Biographical Note for eros

  • Eros, Greek mythological character. Eros was the son of Aphrodite. As the Greek god of love he excited erotic love in gods and mortals with his arrows and torches.

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