1. Also called Amor, the ancient Roman god of love and the son of either Mars or Mercury and Venus, identified by Eros and commonly represented as a winged, naked infant boy with a bow and arrows.
2. (lowercase) a similar winged being, or representation of one, especially as symbolic of love.
< Latin Cupīdō Cupid, the personification of cupīdō desire, love, equivalent to cup (ere) to long for, desire + –īdō noun suffix (compare libido).
“Things base and vile, holding no quantity,
Love can transpose to form and dignity.
Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
~ William Shakespeare ~
British dramatist and poet
Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream