Cyprian

Cyprian

[sip-ree-uhn]
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to the worship of Aphrodite or to conduct inspired by Aphrodite.
2.
lewd; licentious.
noun
5.
a lewd or licentious person, especially a prostitute.
6.
the Cyprian, Aphrodite: so called because her cult was centered on Cyprus.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin Cypri(us) of Cyprus (< Greek Kýprios, derivative of Kýpros Cyprus) + -an

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Cyprian

[sip-ree-uhn]
noun
Saint (Thascius Caecillus Cyprianus) a.d. c200–258, early church father, bishop, and martyr.
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Cyprian1 (ˈsɪprɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Cyprus
2.  of or resembling the ancient orgiastic worship of Aphrodite on Cyprus
 
n
3.  obsolete (often not capital) a licentious person, esp a prostitute or dancer
 
n, —adj
4.  another word for Cypriot

Cyprian2 (ˈsɪprɪən)
 
n
Saint. ?200--258 ad, bishop of Carthage and martyr. Feast day: Sept 26 or 16

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