aphrodite etymology

English word aphrodite comes from English -ite, Ancient Greek ἀφρός

Detailed word origin of aphrodite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ite English (eng) Forming adjectives (biology) Used to form nouns denoting segments or components of the body or an organ of the body.. (chemistry) Used to form names of certain chemical compounds, especially salts or esters of acids whose name ends in -ous.. (chiefly, US) Used to form demonyms.. (sometimes, pejorative) Used to form nouns denoting followers or adherents of a specified person, idea, doctrine, [...]
ἀφρός Ancient Greek (grc)
aphrodite English (eng) (mineral) A soft and earthy mineral of a white or yellowish color, and with a waxy lustre, found at Langbanshytta in Sweden. It is a hydrated silicate of magnesia, and resembles meerschaum.

Words with the same origin as aphrodite

Descendants of -ite
kryptonite meteorite