[af-ruh-dee-zhuh, -dizh-uh, -diz-ee-uh]
- sexual desire.
Origin of aphrodisia
1820–30; < New Latin < Greek, neuter plural of aphrodī́sios of Aphrodite. See aphrodisiac
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Examples from the Web for aphrodisia
Alexander of Aphrodisia taught this world was a mixture; ii.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4
Aphrodisia is to be served up at the banquet as the last dish, after the fruit.
Aphrodisia was the favourite slave, the prettiest and best-loved.
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.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 1