Cyprus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Cyprus an island in the eastern Mediterranean
    • n Cyprus a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cyprus has a map on its flag.
    • n Cyprus A thin, transparent stuff, the same as, or corresponding to, crape. It was either white or black, the latter being most common, and used for mourning. "Lawn as white as driven snow, Cyprus black as e'er was crow."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Cyprus The Latin name of a tree, Lawsonia alba, the common henna, growing in Cyprus and Egypt, yielding a fragrant oil.
    • n Cyprus Same as cypress.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cyprus sī′prus a thin, transparent, black stuff, a kind of crape
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. cipres, cypirs,; perh. so named as being first manufactured in Cyprus. Cf. Cipers
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. named from the island of Cyprus.

Usage

In literature:

A Turkish fleet is destroyed at Pallene by the Knights of Rhodes, who assist in the capture of Smyrna by the Venetians and the King of Cyprus.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
The asbestos of Italy and Cyprus is anthophyllite, more like the Georgia material.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
It derives its name from the island of Cyprus, where it was first obtained by the Greeks.
"The Mines and its Wonders" by W.H.G. Kingston
Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples.
"Our Italy" by Charles Dudley Warner
You have landed on the island of Cyprus.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
The owners have instructed me to wait here for a cargo of olive oil, which I must take to Cyprus.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Cicero had heard of this, and had recalled the man from Cyprus.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Cotton-spinning had then begun, the cotton coming from Cyprus and Smyrna.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
In this respect the isle of Cyprus is most important.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 5, November, 1863" by Various
Zeno was born at Cittius, a small maritime town in the Island of Cyprus.
"Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers" by Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts
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In poetry:

For golden flasks of Cyprus wine
In the water jugs were stored,
And venison sent a steam divine
From off the fasting board.
"Enter Monks: From The Same" by Sir John Hanmer
And on from Cyprus Venus speeds,
Forbidding--ah! the pity--
The Scythian lays, the Parthian meeds,
And such irrelevant ditty.
"To Glycera" by Roswell Martin Field
"The abbe rambles."--"You, marquis,
Have put your wig on all awry."--
"This wine of Cyprus kindles me
Less, my Camargo, than your eye!"
"Sur L'Herbe" by Paul Verlaine
Now, though that sceptre-hand be cold,
Those argent argosies no more
Their Tyrian-tinted wings unfold
From Cyprus unto Elsinore;
With broken sword, and banner furled,
How dies the Siren of the world?
"Venice" by Herbert Ashley Asquith
I am woman born, my brother, such deeds are not for me.
“Then seek some solitary place beneath a Cyprus tree,
And dig a grave both wide and long, O! dig it wide and deep
To hold a woman's restless heart and hush her soul to sleep."
"The Sister" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
The 'Wine of Cyprus' flows for her no more
Who drinks of better fountains: mysteries,
Of which she sang in vision, now she sees
Revealed behind the veil on the far shore,
In the clear light of that eternal day
Which after dawning fadeth not away.
"In Memoriam. - E. B. Browning. Obiit. MDCCCLXI. " by Samuel John Stone

In news:

Greece, Cyprus center stage in eurozone meeting.
Cyprus Central Bank urges bailout deal by December.
Cyprus' Central Bank chief says "it's very important" to sign a bailout agreement with potential creditors by next month in order to calm jittery investors.
An 18-year-old Cyprus High School student was charged with forcible sexual abuse after police said he tackled and groped a 17-year-old female classmate on campus last week.
MOSCOW (AP) — Steelmaker Evraz is to gain control of one of Russia's largest coal mine s after acquiring a half stake in Cyprus-based investment vehicle Corber Enterprises for an undisclosed sum.
MOSCOW—Steelmaker Evraz is to gain control of one of Russia's largest coal mine s after acquiring a half stake in Cyprus-based investment vehicle Corber Enterprises for an undisclosed sum.
MOSCOW (AP) — Steelmaker Evraz is to gain control of one of Russia's largest coal mines after acquiring a half stake in Cyprus-based investment vehicle Corber Enterprises for an undisclosed sum.
Cyprus Points 3pt Rebounds Assists Steals.
Cyprus jumped out to an early nine-point lead in the first quarter and rode the momentum throughout the remainder of the contest for its second win of the year.
Cyprus drops gambling charges against 98-year-old.
A Cyprus court has ordered the government to pay Euro 324,000 ($419,668 approx) in...
For Cyprus ' North And South, A Reversal Of Fortunes.
Cyprus Bailout Talks to Continue.
The agency said Cyprus ' economy will shrink by more than 2 percent of gross domestic product this year and remain in recession into 2014.
A spokeswoman for Cyprus ' central bank says talks with potential creditors on fixing the country's troubled banking sector have wrapped up, signaling progress in ongoing bailout negotiations.
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In science:

The authors would like to thank the Cyprus Research Foundation and the Minist`ere Fran¸cais des Affaires ´etrang`eres for their support.
Transverse Poisson Structures to Adjoint orbits in semi-simple Lie algebras
Pantelis Damianou, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Cyprus, P.O.
Transverse Poisson Structures to Adjoint orbits in semi-simple Lie algebras
Department of Mathematics and Statistics University of Cyprus P. O.
Multiple Hamiltonian structure of Bogoyavlensky-Toda lattices
Damianou, Noether Symmetries and Integrals in One, Two and Three dimensions, TR/16/2000, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Cyprus.
Multiple Hamiltonian structure of Bogoyavlensky-Toda lattices
In contrast, especially Spain and Poland achieve too much power also some middle Member States and the four smallest Estonia, Cyprus, Luxembourg and Malta.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
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