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Cypris

[sip-ris]
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noun
  1. an epithet of Aphrodite, meaning “Lady of Cyprus.”
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Historical Examples

  • Nay, who but would have lamented the grievous love of Cypris?

    Theocritus, Bion and Moschus

    Theocritus

  • Fair was the form of Cypris, while Adonis was living, but p. 173her beauty has died with Adonis!

  • No, and if you were Cypris in person I should disdain you no less, in spite of every charm.

  • The name Cypraea comes from Cypris, one of the names of the goddess Venus.

  • Again the conception of Athena pretending to be Cypris is curious.