- an ancient city in SW Cyprus.
- Also Pa·phus [pey-fuh s] /ˈpeɪ fəs/. Classical Mythology. the son of Pygmalion, who inherited the throne of Cyprus.
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Examples from the Web for paphos
Cnidos, Paphos, Cythera; you will usually find me at one of these places.Ixion In Heaven
Some writers say, that from Paphos to Alexandreia are 3600 stadia.
Did the rosy feet of Aphrodite ever press the sands of Paphos?A Little Pilgrimage in Italy</p>
Olave M. (Olave Muriel) Potter
The dove of Paphos therefore, may be considered as synonymous with the dove of Venus.The Ornithology of Shakespeare
James Edmund Harting
These come from the Paphos district and are said to be rather poor in tannin.Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products</p>
- a town in SW Cyprus, near the sites of two ancient cities: famous as the centre of Aphrodite worship and traditionally the place at which she landed after her birth among the waves. Pop: 53 060 (2001)
- Greek myth the son of Pygmalion and Galatea, who succeeded his father on the throne of Cyprus
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