American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Cyprus; Cypriot.
- adj. Of or relating to the ancient worship of Aphrodite on Cyprus.
- adj. Licentious; wanton.
- n. See Cypriot.
- n. A wanton person.
- n. A prostitute.
- Cyprian, Saint Died A.D. 258. Christian prelate and martyr who led Christians in North Africa during persecution by the Roman emperors Decius and Valerian.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as Cypriote.
- Pertaining to Aphrodite or Venus; hence, lewd; wanton.
- n. Same as Cypriote.
- n. A lewd woman; a courtezan; a strumpet.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Belonging to Cyprus.
- adj. Of, pertaining, or conducing to, lewdness.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Cyprus, especially of ancient Cyprus; a Cypriot.
- n. A lewd woman; a harlot.
- adj. of or relating to Cyprus or its people or culture
- n. a native or inhabitant of Cyprus
- adj. resembling the ancient orgiastic worship of Aphrodite on Cyprus
- n. a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
“St. Cyprian is the first mentioned in this list who was not pope but was a bishop.”
“Julius Africanus and Origen possessed a very considerable share of the learning of their times; and although the style of Cyprian is very different from that of”
“76 The experience, however, of the life of Cyprian, is sufficient to prove that our fancy has exaggerated the perilous situation of a Christian bishop; and the dangers to which he was exposed were less imminent than those which temporal ambition is always prepared to encounter in the pursuit of honors.”
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“Fine golden threads, as well as silver gilt threads, and silver threads and copper wire, have been used in many of the so-called Cyprian gold thread fabrics, so renowned for their beauty and permanence in the Middle Ages.”
“CYPRUS, a noble island opposite to the coast of Syria, formerly sacred to Venus, whence she was called the Cyprian goddess.”
“… Stephen is not ashamed to afford patronage to such a position in the Church, and for the sake of maintaining heretics to divide the brotherhood; and, in addition, to call Cyprian a false Christ, and a false Apostle, and a deceitful worker, and he, conscious that all these characters are for himself, has been in advance of you by falsely objecting to another those things which he himself ought to bear.”
“I became enamoured of a dream, and as the statue to the Cyprian was my creation to me; so from this intent and unceasing passion I at length worked out my reward.”
“Pastor Will Scott and his small congregation want to make the church a neighborhood gathering place, with Kassin's nonprofit SF Live Arts series anchoring the new performance space they're simply calling Cyprian's.”
“This piece is part of a romance of this author's, called The Cyprian Aca* demy, but he has been in some measure guilty of piracy; the ditty which is sung by Neptune and his train being made up from Waller's poem To the King on his Navy; and part of act ii. scene 1, nearly transcribed from the same author, on Lady Isabella playing on her lute.”
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