- the Elderorthe Great, c600–529 b.c., king of Persia 558?–529: founder of the Persian empire.
- the Younger, 424?–401 b.c., Persian prince and satrap: leader of the armed conspiracy against his brother King Artaxerxes II.
- a male given name: from an Old Persian word meaning “throne.”
Examples from the Web for cyrus
(Cyrus and Esco met while working together on the 2012 film LOL).‘Free The Nipple’: (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right to Go Topless
December 12, 2014
Grande, who like Cyrus is 21, had been called a diva and was upset about it.
And what did Cyrus tell her hair-tossing protégée, besides “Return the wrecking ball NOW, lady”?
Cyrus is (well, was) also married, to late reporter James Novak.How to Get Away With Gayness: Shonda Rhimes Kills TV’s Sex Stereotypes
September 25, 2014
After all, with twerking, Cyrus was appropriating the hip-hop dance moves of Southern black women in Bounce music and culture.Miley Cyrus Embraces Activism Like a Stripper Pole and It's Fantastic
August 25, 2014
"Gussie, I don't like you to talk that way about my father," Cyrus began.
Cyrus said, and added a modest bad word; which made Gussie cry.
"Oh, but Mrs. North is far beyond middle age," said Cyrus, earnestly.
Cyrus, my advice to you is to go home and tell your wife not to be a goose.
"Dr. Lavendar said 'there was no fool like a middle-aged fool,'" Cyrus agreed.
Word Origin and History for cyrus
Latinized form of Greek Kyros, from Old Persian Kurush, a name of unknown etymology. In Hebrew, Koresh, and in that form taken c.1990 by Wayne Howell of Texas, U.S., when he became head of the Branch Davidian church there.