Cupid

[ kyoo-pid ]
/ ˈkyu pɪd /

noun

Also called Amor. the ancient Roman god of love and the son of either Mars or Mercury and Venus, identified with Eros and commonly represented as a winged, naked, infant boy with a bow and arrows.
(lowercase) a similar winged being, or a representation of one, especially as symbolic of love.

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Origin of Cupid

<Latin Cupīdō Cupid, the personification of cupīdō desire, love, equivalent to cup(ere) to long for, desire + -īdō noun suffix (cf. libido)
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British Dictionary definitions for Cupid

Cupid
/ (ˈkjuːpɪd) /

noun

the Roman god of love, represented as a winged boy with a bow and arrowGreek counterpart: Eros
(not capital) any similar figure, esp as represented in Baroque art

Word Origin for Cupid

C14: from Latin Cupīdō, from cupīdō desire, from cupidus desirous; see cupidity
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Cultural definitions for Cupid

Cupid

The Roman name of Eros, the god of love. In the story of Cupid and Psyche, he is described as a magnificently handsome young man. In many stories, he is called the son of Venus.

notes for Cupid

In art, Cupid is often depicted as a chubby, winged infant who shoots arrows at people to make them fall in love. He is also sometimes shown as blind or blindfolded.
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