Saint Thascius Caecillus Cyprianus, a.d. c200–258, early church father, bishop, and martyr.
Other definitions for Cyprian (2 of 2)
noting or pertaining to the worship of Aphrodite or to conduct inspired by Aphrodite.
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.
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How to use Cyprian in a sentence
It was the next year colonized, and planted with the Cyprian vine and sugar cane of Sicily.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
This is one possible view of Cyprian's character and purposes.
His accuser, Cyprian, still apparently a young man, was also a Roman nobleman.
Cyprian, accuser in King's Court, 267; charges others of treason, 271.
They were near the mouth of the cell which had been Prior Cyprian's flinty dormitory, and were almost involved in darkness.Rookwood | William Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for Cyprian (1 of 2)
of or relating to Cyprus
of or resembling the ancient orgiastic worship of Aphrodite on Cyprus
(often not capital) obsolete a licentious person, esp a prostitute or dancer
another word for Cypriot
British Dictionary definitions for Cyprian (2 of 2)
Saint. ?200–258 ad, bishop of Carthage and martyr. Feast day: Sept 26 or 16
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