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[eer-os, er-os] /ˈɪər ɒs, ˈɛr ɒs/

noun, plural Erotes
[uh-roh-teez] /əˈroʊ tiz/ (Show IPA), for 2, 3.
the ancient Greek god of love, identified by the Romans with Cupid.
a representation of this god.
a winged figure of a child representing love or the power of love.
(sometimes lowercase) physical love; sexual desire.
Compare 2 (def 2).
Astronomy. an asteroid that approaches to within 14 million miles (22.5 million km) of the earth once every 44 years.

/ˈɪərɒs; ˈɛrɒs/
(Greek myth) the god of love, son of Aphrodite Roman counterpart Cupid
Also called life instinct. (in Freudian theory) the group of instincts, esp sexual, that govern acts of self-preservation and that tend towards uninhibited enjoyment of life Compare Thanatos

god of love, late 14c., from Greek eros (plural erates), literally “love,” related to eran “to love,” erasthai “to love, desire,” of uncertain origin.

Freudian sense of “urge to self-preservation and sexual pleasure” is from 1922. Ancient Greek distinguished four ways of love: erao “to be in love with, to desire passionately or sexually;” phileo “have affection for;” agapao “have regard for, be contented with;” and stergo, used especially of the love of parents and children or a ruler and his subjects.

Eros E·ros or e·ros (ěr’ŏs, ēr’-)

Eros [(air-os, eer-os)]

[Roman name Cupid]

A Greek and Roman god of love, often called the son of Aphrodite. He is better known by his Roman name.

Note: The word erotic comes from the Greek word eros, which is the term for sexual love itself, as well as the god’s name.

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