Origin of Cyprian2
Examples from the Web for cyprian
Cyprian, at any rate, seemed neither startled nor embarrassed by the error into which the good lady had fallen.
Cyprian had a great deal of trouble with them; but he dealt wisely in the matter, and at length had the comfort of settling it.Sketches of Church History|James Craigie Robertson
One peak, the Troados, formerly the Cyprian Olympus, reared a snow-covered crown.Cyprus|Franz von Lher
I have discovered the long-sought idol of my dreams; and like the Cyprian sculptor, I have breathed life into my own imaginings.'The Last Days of Pompeii|Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
I would have had another of our Cyprian nobles, because of this jealousy of Venice.The Royal Pawn of Venice|Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
1620s, "of Cyprus," from Latin Cyprianus, from Cyprius, from Greek Kyprios (see Cyprus). The island was famous in ancient times as the birthplace of Aphrodite and for erotic worship rituals offered to her there; hence Cyprian meant "licentious, lewd," the earliest attested sense in English (1590s) and was applied 18c.-19c. to prostitutes.