Cythera


Cythera
   literary
   associated with copula-Aphrodite, the Greek Venus and goddess of tion love, was associated with Cyprus: Again from Aphrodite, this time with her
   The Burlington Arcade, which is a well- Cretan connections:
    known resort of Cyprians of the better sort. ... nor indeed were we long before we (Mayhew, 1862) finished our trip to Cythera. (Cleland, 1749)

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  • Cythéra — CYTHÉRA, æ, c …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • Cythéra [1] — CYTHÉRA, es …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • Cythera — may refer to: Cythera (island) an island of Greece Cytherean pertaining to the island Cythera Cythera (computer game) a computer game by Ambrosia Software USS Cythera, the name of two US Navy ships This disambiguation page lists articles… …   Wikipedia

  • Cythēra — Cythēra, Insel, s. Kythira …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cythera — Cythera, s. Cerigo; Beiname der Venus, weil die Insel ein Hauptsitz ihres Dienstes war …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Cythera — [si thir′ə] [L < Gr Kythera] Greek island just south of the Peloponnesus, near which Aphrodite is fabled to have arisen full grown from the sea …   English World dictionary

  • CYTHERA — I. CYTHERA numerô plurali etiam, urbs Cypri Episcopalis sub Archiepiscopo Constantiae, in Ora Boreali, vulgo Cithira, nunc pagus. Ferrar. II. CYTHERA olim oppid. nunc pagus Cypri, Conucha. III. CYTHERA orum, insula in ora Peloponnesi contra… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Cythera — /sith euhr euh, si thear euh/, n. Cerigo. * * * ▪ island, Greece Modern Greek  Kíthira         island, southernmost and easternmost of the Ionian Islands, off the southern Peloponnesus (Pelopónnisos). It is an eparkhía (eparchy) of Attiki nomós… …   Universalium

  • CYTHERA —    the ancient name of Cerigo; had a magnificent temple to Venus, who was hence called Cytheræa …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Cythera — Cyth•er•a [[t]sɪˈθɪər ə[/t]] n. geg Kithira …   From formal English to slang


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