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aphrodisia

[af-ruh-dee-zhuh, -dizh-uh, -diz-ee-uh]
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noun
  1. sexual desire.
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Origin of aphrodisia

1820–30; < New Latin < Greek, neuter plural of aphrodī́sios of Aphrodite. See aphrodisiac
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Historical Examples

  • Alexander of Aphrodisia taught this world was a mixture; ii.

    Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4

    Plotinos (Plotinus)

  • Aphrodisia is to be served up at the banquet as the last dish, after the fruit.

    Ancient Manners

    Pierre Louys

  • Aphrodisia was the favourite slave, the prettiest and best-loved.

    Ancient Manners

    Pierre Louys

  • A festival called Aphrodisia was celebrated in her honour in various parts of Greece, but especially in Cyprus.

  • Others (like Alexander of Aphrodisia) insist that to produce life these elements must be mingled in a certain manner.