Cytherean
adjective Date: 1885 of or relating to the planet Venus

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  • Cytherean — Cyth er*e an (s?th ?r ? an), a. [L. Cythereus, from Cythera, Gr. ???, now Cerigo, an island in the [AE]gean Sea, celebrated for the worship of Venus.] Pertaining to the goddess Venus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cytherean — The term Cytherean can be used to refer to things from or related to the planet Venus, pictured here. Cytherean is an adjective meaning pertaining to Cythera (Greek Κύθηρα, also transliterated Kythera or Kithira) , a small island now part of… …   Wikipedia

  • Cytherean — adjective a) Of or pertaining to Cythera, an island now part of Greece, at which the goddess Aphrodite came ashore on a seashell according to Greek mythology. Thus, referring to the goddesses Aphrodite or Venus. This view, that we see only a… …   Wiktionary

  • Cytherean — /sith euh ree euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Cytherea. 2. Astron. of or pertaining to the planet Venus. [ < L Cythere(a) ( < Gk Kythéreia CYTHEREA) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • cytherean — cyth·er·e·an …   English syllables

  • Cytherean — Cyth•er•ean [[t]ˌsɪθ əˈri ən[/t]] adj. 1) myt of or pertaining to Aphrodite 2) astron. of or pertaining to the planet Venus • Etymology: 1865–70; < L Cytherē(a) < Gk Kythéreia an epithet of Aphrodite …   From formal English to slang

  • Cytherean —   a. pertaining to Venus; n. votary of Venus …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cytherean — I. ən noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin Cytherea, epithet of Venus + English an : a votary of Aphrodite II. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venus — This article is about the planet. For other uses, see Venus (disambiguation). Venus   …   Wikipedia

  • Mariner 10 — Artist impression of the Mariner 10 mission. Operator NASA / JPL Mission type Flyby Flyby of …   Wikipedia

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