Hermaphroditus

noun
Her·​maph·​ro·​di·​tus | \ (ˌ)hər-ˌma-frə-ˈdī-təs How to pronounce Hermaphroditus (audio) \

Definition of Hermaphroditus

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

First Known Use of Hermaphroditus

1565, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hermaphroditus

Latin, from Greek Hermaphroditos, from Hermēs + Aphroditē Aphrodite

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“Hermaphroditus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hermaphroditus. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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