from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Very dark or gloomy.
- n. Greek Mythology One of a mythical people described by Homer as inhabiting a land of perpetual darkness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the mythical people supposed to inhabit a land of perpetual darkness.
- n. one of the Cimmerii, ancient equestrian nomads of Indo-European origin
- n. the prophetic priestess presiding over the Apollonian Oracle at Cimmerium in Italy.
- adj. Pertaining to the ancient Cimmerians.
- adj. Characteristic of Cimmeria; especially describing particularly dense darkness etc.
- proper n. the language of the Cimmerians, possibly belonging to the Iranian branch
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to the Cimmerii, a fabulous people, said to have lived, in very ancient times, in profound and perpetual darkness.
- adj. Without any light; intensely dark.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the Cimmerii, a mythical people mentioned by Homer as dwelling “beyond the ocean-stream, where the sun never shines, and perpetual darkness reigns.”
- Hence Very dark; obscure; gloomy.
- Pertaining to the Cimmerii, a nomadic people of antiquity dwelling in the Crimea, near the sea of Azof, and in the country of the lower Volga, and perhaps, from some vague knowledge, the original of the mythical Cimmerii.
- n. One of the Cimmerii, in either the mythical or the historical application of that name.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. intensely dark and gloomy as with perpetual darkness
Conan, a Cimmerian, is being pursued by pissed off guys with swords and crossbows.
If the Cimmerian is probably the stronger, the rifleman has a rifle (duh!).
A large, scarred Cimmerian is nearby, and manages to rescue her, not without injury to either.
Double sorrow -- sadness, bred in Cimmerian caves, robed my soul in a mourning garb.
The Cimmerian is a talented fighter, but his travels have given him vast experience in other trades, especially as a thief; he is also a talented commander, tactician and strategist, as well as a born leader.
The Cimmerian was a hillman of the breed of whom it is said they have eyes in their feet.
The Cimmerian was a head and more taller, but found the pace she set no child's play to match.
As if her thoughts of him had been a call the Cimmerian groaned and stirred.
Of the several larger-than-life characters who stride through Howard's pages, Conan the Cimmerian is his hero of heroes.
Introduction Conan the Cimmerian is the hero of over thirty stories by Robert E. Howard (1906-36 of Cross Plains, Texas), by my colleagues Bjorn Nyberg and Lin Carter, and by myself.
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