Cimmerian

[ si-meer-ee-uhn ]
/ sɪˈmɪər i ən /

adjective

Classical Mythology. of, relating to, or suggestive of a northern people believed to dwell in perpetual darkness.
very dark; gloomy: deep, Cimmerian caverns.

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Origin of Cimmerian

First recorded in 1580–1600; from the Latin plural noun Cimmeriī, from the Greek plural noun Kimmérioi, a mythical people mentioned in book 11 of the Odyssey as living at the edge of Oceanus, the stream that surrounds the earth, in a city wrapped in mist and fog, where the sun never shines, near the entrance to Hades

OTHER WORDS FROM Cimmerian

Cim·me·ri·an·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Cimmerian

Cimmerian
/ (sɪˈmɪərɪən) /

adjective

(sometimes not capital) very dark; gloomy

noun

Greek myth one of a people who lived in a land of darkness at the edge of the world
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