Definition of Eros noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɪərɒs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪrɑːs//
, NAmE//ˈerɑːs//
[uncountable] (formal)
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sexual love or desire Word OriginLatin, from Greek, literally ‘sexual love’. Culture Eros is the popular name for the statue of a figure with wings that stands in the centre of Piccadilly Circus in London, a place where people often arrange to meet. Eros was the Greek god of love, often represented as a boy with wings and a bow and arrow. However, the figure on the statue was not meant to represent him, but the idea of Christian charity.
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