Etymology: From the Greek aphros, (sea foam) + -ite, (Greek ending denoting a person associated with a place, etc.)
- (Greek mythology) : The goddess of beauty and love,<ref>Webster's College Dictionary, Random House, 2001</ref> born when Cronus castrated Uranus and threw his genitalia into the sea.<ref>Oxford Dictionary of World Mythology, Arthur Cotterell, Oxford University Press, 1986</ref>
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