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Paphian

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noun Pa·phi·an \ˈpā-fē-ən\

Definition of Paphian

  1. 1 often not capitalized :  prostitute

  2. 2 :  a native or inhabitant of Paphos

Origin and Etymology 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


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Paphian

adjective Pa·phi·an

Definition of Paphian

  1. 1 :  of or relating to illicit love :  wanton

  2. 2 :  of or relating to Paphos or its people

1605

First Known Use of paphian

1605


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