Monday, January 24, 2011


Paphian \PEY-fee-uhn\ , adjective;
1. Of or pertaining to love, especially illicit physical love
2. Of or pertaining to Paphos, an ancient city of Cyprus sacred to Aphrodite
3. Noting or pertaining to Aphrodite or to her worship or service

This word is first attested in English in 1569 and it comes from Classical Latin Paphius, meaning "of or associated with Paphos (or Venus)".

Today's word and the first definition were both taken from's 'Word of the Day' for Monday, January 24
Etymologies come from the Oxford English Dictionary and/or

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