- a native or inhabitant of Cyprus.
- the Greek dialect of Cyprus.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Cyprus, its people, or their language.
Also Cyp·ri·ote [sip-ree-oht, -uh t] /ˈsɪp riˌoʊt, -ət/.
Origin of Cypriot
First recorded in 1590–1600, Cypriot is from the Greek word Kypriṓtēs
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Examples from the Web for cypriot
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The deal still has to pass the Cypriot parliament, the IMF, the EU, and various European governments.New Deal for Cyprus, Bank Run to Follow?
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More likely, investors realise the ‘knock-on’ effects from a Cypriot default are literally incalculable.Cyprus is Imploding, So Why Aren't Markets Freaking Out?
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The Cypriot case is their financial sector got out of control.Europe Is Full of Unique, Bad Situations
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Children, women, and Cypriot and Albanian sailors now are seen with Desdemona.The Complete Opera Book
I found there a Cypriot merchant, named Antony, who had resided in this country a long time, and knew the language well.
The chief of the caravan making preparations to depart, I went to take leave of the Cypriot ambassadors.
It was on those very boards that Ruskin knelt to examine the Cypriot antiquities of Cesnola.The Confessions of a Collector
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At that time, therefore, it is evident that Cypriot moths were well thought of.Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products
- a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Cyprus
- the dialect of Ancient or Modern Greek spoken in Cyprus
- denoting or relating to Cyprus, its inhabitants, or dialects
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