Hermaphroditus
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Hermaphroditos, from Hermēs + Aphroditē Aphrodite Date: 1565 a son of Hermes and Aphrodite who becomes joined in one body with a nymph while bathing

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  • Hermaphroditus — [hər maf΄rə dīt′əs] n. 〚L < Gr Hermaphroditos〛 Gr. Myth. the son of Hermes and Aphrodite: while bathing, he becomes united in a single body with a nymph * * * Her·maph·ro·di·tus (hər măf rə dīʹtəs) n. Greek Mythology The son of Hermes and… …   Universalium

  • HERMAPHRODITUS — Mercurii et Veneris fil. ut ex ipsa statim vocis compositione apparet. Nam Mercurius Ε῾ρμῆς, Venus Α᾿φροδίτη Graecis dicitur. Hic cum vagabundus in Caria ad limpidissimum fontem, quem Salmacis nymphaincolebar, pervenisset, illa subito eius amore… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Hermaphrodītus — (griech.), in der Botanik, f. Zwitterig …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hermaphroditus — [hər maf΄rə dīt′əs] n. [L < Gr Hermaphroditos] Gr. Myth. the son of Hermes and Aphrodite: while bathing, he becomes united in a single body with a nymph …   English World dictionary

  • Hermaphroditus — In Greek mythology, Hermaphroditus or Hermaphroditos (Ancient Greek: polytonic|ʽἙρμάφρόδιτός) was the child of Aphrodite and Hermes. Born a remarkably handsome boy, he was transformed into an androgynous being by union with the nymph Salmacis.… …   Wikipedia

  • Hermaphroditus — noun /hɚˌmæf.ɹəˈdaɪ.təs/ a) the son of Hermes and Aphrodite who merged bodies with a naiad. b) was originally a male Aphrodite; the Cyprian god Aphroditus …   Wiktionary

  • Hermaphroditus — /hɜmæfrəˈdaɪtəs/ (say hermafruh duytuhs) noun Greek Legend a son of Hermes and Aphrodite who became united in body with the nymph Salmacis while bathing in her fountain …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hermaphroditus — noun (Greek mythology) son of Hermes and Aphrodite who merged with the nymph Salmacis to form one body • Topics: ↑Greek mythology • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Greek deity …   Useful english dictionary

  • hermaphroditus tarn masculo quam feminae comparator, secundum praevalentiam sexus incalescentis — /harmsfradaytas tsem maeskyalow kwaem femaniy kompareytar, sakandam prevalensh(iy)am seksas inkselasentas/ An hermaphrodite is to be considered male or female according to the predominance of the exciting sex …   Black's law dictionary

  • hermaphroditus tarn masculo quam feminae comparator, secundum praevalentiam sexus incalescentis — /harmsfradaytas tsem maeskyalow kwaem femaniy kompareytar, sakandam prevalensh(iy)am seksas inkselasentas/ An hermaphrodite is to be considered male or female according to the predominance of the exciting sex …   Black's law dictionary

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