Cimmerian [ si- meer-ee- uhn ] SHOW IPA / sɪˈmɪər i ən / PHONETIC RESPELLING 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 Words nearby Cimmerian cimelia
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How to use Cimmerian in a sentence
Anciently the Magnetes were utterly extirpated by Treres, a
Cimmerian tribe, who for a long period made successful inroads.
The sunny English noon had swallowed him as completely as if he had gone out into
We feel in these dark
Cimmerian limits his wrestle to pass over to the supersensible by thought.
As applied to
Cimmerian sea the epithet dead was applicable. British Dictionary definitions for Cimmerian 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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