Word for Wednesday: Cupid

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Our Word for Wednesday theme for February is Valentine’s Day

Originally a Christian feast day for St. Valentine, Valentine’s Day in now celebrated all over the world on February 14th. The day is a dedication to all things love and romance. 

The word Valentine has been used since the fifteenth century to describe the person one chooses to spend Valentine’s Day with. It was first used to describe a card or letter sent on Valentine’s Day in 1824. 

Our first word of the month is CupidCupid is the Roman God of Love and takes the form of a cherubic naked boy with wings and a bow and arrow. Today, the phrase playing cupid is used to describe a matchmaker. 

Cupid comes from the Latin ‘cupido’ meaning ‘desire, love, or passion’, from ‘cupere’ meaning ‘to desire’. 

02 Feb 2022
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