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Cyrene

[sahy-ree-nee]
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noun
  1. an ancient Greek city and colony in N Africa, in Cyrenaica.
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Examples from the Web for cyrene

Historical Examples

  • “This do I already know, my son,” said Cyrene, and smiled upon Aristæus.

    A Book of Myths

    Jean Lang

  • The fair Cyrene was entertaining a company of congenial spirits.

    Manasseh

    Maurus Jokai

  • Nevertheless, two tears were shining in the fair Cyrene's eyes.

    Manasseh

    Maurus Jokai

  • The fair Cyrene turned again toward the stage and joined in the applause.

    Manasseh

    Maurus Jokai

  • We must draw the image of Cyrene, not from an English girl but from a Greek statue.

    Gryll Grange

    Thomas Love Peacock


British Dictionary definitions for cyrene

Cyrene

noun
  1. an ancient Greek city of N Africa, near the coast of Cyrenaica: famous for its medical school
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Word Origin and History for cyrene

Cyrene

ancient Greek colony in Libya; the name is of unknown origin. Cyrenaic referred to the philosophy ("practical hedonism") of Aristippus of Cyrene (c.435-c.356 B.C.E.).

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