Proper noun.  (Greek god) was a male Aphrodite from Cyprus, and represented as a herm with a phallus, in later mythology became known as Hermaphroditus, the son of Hermes and Aphrodite.[http://www.archive.org/stream/dictionaryofgr02smit#page/408/mode/2up ''Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology''; p. 408].

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