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Paphian

noun Pa·phi·an \ ˈpā-fē-ən \

Definition of Paphian

1 often not capitalized : prostitute
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


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Paphian

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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