cyprian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cyprian resembling the ancient orgiastic worship of Aphrodite on Cyprus
    • adj Cyprian of or relating to Cyprus or its people or culture "Cypriot expatriates","Cypriote monasteries"
    • n Cyprian a native or inhabitant of Cyprus
    • n cyprian a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cyprian A lewd woman; a harlot.
    • Cyprian A native or inhabitant of Cyprus, especially of ancient Cyprus; a Cypriot.
    • Cyprian Belonging to Cyprus.
    • Cyprian Of, pertaining, or conducing to, lewdness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Cyprian Same as Cypriote.
    • Cyprian Pertaining to Aphrodite or Venus; hence, lewd; wanton.
    • n Cyprian Same as Cypriote.
    • n Cyprian A lewd woman; a courtezan; a strumpet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Cyprian sip′ri-an belonging to the island of Cyprus: lewd, licentious—Cyprus being the place where Venus was worshipped
    • n Cyprian a native of Cyprus—also Cyp′riot: a lewd woman
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Cyprius, fr. Cyprus, Gr. , an island in the Mediterranean, renowned for the worship of Venus

Usage

In literature:

But of all the wretched, the Cyprians were the foremost.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
Ascetic to the severest point to which nature's endurance could be stretched, Cyprian even denied himself repose.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Saint Cyprian, too, uses such witnesses against the Gentiles.
"Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I" by Friedrich Max Müller
A city within a city: St. Cyprian's parish.
"The Negro at Work in New York City" by George Edmund Haynes
Marie suffered for years and years that His Royal Highness may gratify his unclean fancies: he the pander; she the Cyprian.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
Cyprian, the weaver, 31/39.
"Dialogues in French and English" by William Caxton
This magistrate, having caught sight of Cyprian, began to write his sentence before he had interrogated him as was usual.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
In Park Street is St. Cyprian's little church, opened in 1866.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
Ignatius (who is said to have seen Jesus), St. Cyprian, Pope Gregory the Great, St.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
She is the Argive Kore or Year-Maiden, as Athena is the Attic, Cypris the Cyprian.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
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In poetry:

CYPRIAN. What's this?
Hold, good Florus! Lelius, listen!--
Here until your rage is calmed,
Even unarmed I stand betwixt ye.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
CYPRIAN. Why, we cannot reach even one
After years of studious vigil,
And can you (what vanity!)
Without study know so many?
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
JUSTINA. I once said that I could love thee
But in death, and since together,
Cyprian, we now must die,
What I promised I present thee.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
CYPRIAN. Stay, for one more thing I'd know.
Tell me this of your fair mistress,
Is she possible to your hopes,
Or impossible to your wishes?--
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
CYPRIAN. Then He is the sovereign goodness
Since a wrong He will not suffer.
But if she remained here hidden
Say what loss would have resulted?
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
CYPRIAN. What was offered to my love
Was that I should surely pluck here
The sweet fruit whose seeds my hope
Had to these wild wastes entrusted.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Sporting Kansas City has waived Brazilian midfielder Julio Cesar, former second-round draft pick Cyprian Hedrick, Serbian defender Neven Markovic and midfielder Konrad Warzycha.
Tea time and more at Cyprian 's.
Cyprian's School in Lufkin certainly knows how to put the fun in fundraiser.
Cyprian Gardine helps his sons Lewis, 3 (lower right), and Arthur, 7, with an experiment that shows how much liquid materials inside a diaper -- cotton and polymer -- absorb.
0 Cyprian Gardine helps his sons Lewis, 3 (lower right), and Arthur, 7, with an experiment that shows how much liquid materials inside a diaper -- cotton and polymer -- absorb.
Cyprian Akamnonu had been arrested in March along with a Rockwall doctor and five others in what federal authorities called the largest medical billing fraud case of its kind in the nation.
Cyprian Davis FEBRUARY 9, 2004.
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