Cyrenian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cyrenian A native or inhabitant of Cyrene.
    • Cyrenian One of a school of philosophers, established at Cyrene by Aristippus, a disciple of Socrates. Their doctrines were nearly the same as those of the Epicureans.
    • a Cyrenian Pertaining to Cyrene, in Africa; Cyrenaic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cyrenian Same as Cyrenaic.
    • n cyrenian A native or an inhabitant of Cyrene. See Cyrenaic.
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Usage

In literature:

To make him remain quiet Salammbo tried to frighten him with Lamia, a Cyrenian ogress.
"Salammbo" by Gustave Flaubert
With head erect and a sense of proud self-reliance she gazed at the noble marble countenance of the Cyrenian queen.
"Cleopatra, Complete" by Georg Ebers
He made an alliance with the Cyrenians, and married a wife from among them.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
The Cypriot and Cyrenian missionaries were then constrained to depart from their rule.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
Said he was going for a cruise off the coast of Megalia and wanted a biggish ship and officers who know the Cyrenian Sea thoroughly.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
And I thought of something a little improving, a short reading out of a volume of selections I happen to have, 'Simon the Cyrenian'.
"Mitchelhurst Place, Vol. I (of 2)" by Margaret Veley
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In news:

France observes that among ancient Greek, Aramaic, and Hebrew inscriptions (including personal names) was "an 'Alexander, Son of Simon,' found in a tomb near Jerusalem probably belonging to a Cyrenian Jewish Family".
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