from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island country in the eastern Mediterranean Sea south of Turkey. Site of an ancient Neolithic culture, the island was settled by Phoenicians c. 800 B.C. and thereafter fell successively to the Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Macedonian Greeks, Egyptians again, and finally Romans (58 B.C.). The Byzantines controlled it from A.D. 395 until 1191, when it was captured by Richard I of England during the Third Crusade. Venice annexed it in 1489, Turkey conquered it in 1571, and Great Britain proclaimed its sovereignty in 1914. Cyprus became independent in 1960, but large-scale fighting between Greek and Turkish Cypriots led to the installment of a UN peacekeeping force in 1965. In 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus and established a separate Turkish state in the northern part. Nicosia is the capital and the largest city. Population: 788,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. Country between Europe and the Middle East, in the Mediterranean Sea. Member state of the European Union since 2004. Official name: Republic of Cyprus.
- proper n. Island between Europe and the Middle East, in the Mediterranean Sea.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thin, transparent stuff, the same as, or corresponding to, crape. It was either white or black, the latter being most common, and used for mourning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Latin name of a tree, Lawsonia alba, the common henna, growing in Cyprus and Egypt, yielding a fragrant oil.
- n. Same as cypress.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin
- n. an island in the eastern Mediterranean
Associated Press CYPRUS SUNSET: People walk on the beach Monday during a sunset at Petra tou Romiou, Cyprus, the legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite.
Ncs for Cyprus hello, NCS for Cyprus_ Elina Spanoude - firstname.lastname@example.org Abdullah Denizhan - =] #easa010
I was eight years old, we were living in Cyprus, and my mom had this computer that was very old and just enormous and heavy and I was playing around with it and I ended up writing a two paragraph story about a goat.
The year before in Cyprus, the ancient crossroads of the Mediterranean was vividly set in a divided, still-bitter conflict.
The title of this book sounds rather general, but it has a much more specific subtitle: "Catalysing Peace or Consolidating Partition in Cyprus?"
(Similar arguments were successfully used in Cyprus in the 2004 referendum campaign, but in both cases they proved incorrect.)
There was also a lack of information inside the EU about what was really going on in Cyprus, but I feel that even if (as I do) EU officials had had subscriptions to the daily headlines from the Cypriot press, that still wouldn't have provided the necessary motivation.
I'm just back from a few days of work in Cyprus, but decided to take yesterday exploring the Karpass peninsula, the long thin panhandle of the northeast of the island.
Did have a week off with viral pneumonia once now that really knocked the stuffing out of me, had to lie on a beach in Cyprus for two weeks to recover.
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