Cyprian

1
[ sip-ree-uhn ]
/ ˈsɪp ri ən /

noun

Saint Thascius Caecillus Cyprianus, a.d. c200–258, early church father, bishop, and martyr.

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Definition for Cyprian (2 of 2)

Cyprian2
[ sip-ree-uhn ]
/ ˈsɪp ri ən /

adjective

noting or pertaining to the worship of Aphrodite or to conduct inspired by Aphrodite.
lewd; licentious.

noun

a person from Cyprus or the language spoken there.
a lewd or licentious person, especially a prostitute.
the Cyprian, Aphrodite: so called because her cult was centered on Cyprus.

Origin of Cyprian

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1590–1600; <Latin Cypri(us) of Cyprus (<Greek Kýprios, derivative of Kýpros Cyprus) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Cyprian (1 of 2)

Cyprian1
/ (ˈsɪprɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Cyprus
of or resembling the ancient orgiastic worship of Aphrodite on Cyprus

noun

(often not capital) obsolete a licentious person, esp a prostitute or dancer

noun, adjective

another word for Cypriot

British Dictionary definitions for Cyprian (2 of 2)

Cyprian2
/ (ˈsɪprɪən) /

noun

Saint. ?200–258 ad, bishop of Carthage and martyr. Feast day: Sept 26 or 16
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