[ pey-fos ]
/ ˈpeɪ fɒs /
an ancient city in SW Cyprus.
Also Pa·phus [pey-fuhs]. /ˈpeɪ fəs/. Classical Mythology. the son of Pygmalion, who inherited the throne of Cyprus.
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How to use Paphos in a sentence
Yet neither is it on the south, but the west, since it lies on the western side, where are situated Paphos and Acamas.
The next morning I reached Baffa (Paphos), a village not far distant from the site of the temple.
She went to Cyprus, to Paphos, where her precinct is and fragrant altar, and passed into her sweet-smelling temple.
All Paphos, to me, seemed to dance; for the little loves danced over my head, and the flowers danced under my feet.
British Dictionary definitions for Paphos (1 of 2)
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)
British Dictionary definitions for Paphos (2 of 2)
Greek myth the son of Pygmalion and Galatea, who succeeded his father on the throne of Cyprus
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