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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
Last month, we met five overachievers from mythology. Overachievers, because each of them has given us multiple eponyms (a word coined after a person).
As promised, we’ve lined up these mythical characters again this week. You odyssey them again and discover other eponyms they have inspired.
noun: Something, such as a food or drug, that increases sexual desire.
adjective: Arousing sexual desire.
After Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty in Greek Mythology. Earliest documented use: 1710. Another word coined after her is hermaphrodite.
“Writing gave [Jackie Collins] a power like no one else’s, the ultimate aphrodisiac.”
Hollywood Undressed; The Economist (London, UK); Sep 26, 2015.
“’Everything I do at Lyon Broadcasting makes me very, very happy.’
‘Ah.’ He nodded. ‘Success is your aphrodisiac, I guess.’”
Roz Denny Fox; The Lyon Legacy; Harlequin; 2011.
See more usage examples of aphrodisiac in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Nature's laws affirm instead of prohibit. If you violate her laws, you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman. -Luther Burbank, horticulturist (7 Mar 1849-1926)