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  1. Aphrodite: so called because of her birth in the sea near Cythera.
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Examples from the Web for cytherea

Historical Examples of cytherea

  • Nay, widowed is Cytherea, and idle are the Loves along the halls!

    Theocritus, Bion and Moschus


  • Thine own bed, Cytherea, let him now possess,—the dead Adonis.

  • Cease, Cytherea, from thy lamentations, to-day refrain from thy dirges.

  • The umbones will be marked with the letter u, in Cytherea, fig. 117.

    A Conchological Manual

    George Brettingham Sowerby

  • The latter part of her speech he forgot in the calling of his attention to Cytherea.


    Joseph Hergesheimer

British Dictionary definitions for cytherea


  1. another name for Aphrodite
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Derived FormsCytherean, adjective
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