Cyprian


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Cyp·ri·an

 (sĭp′rē-ən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to Cyprus; Cypriot.
2.
a. Of or relating to the ancient worship of Aphrodite on Cyprus.
b. Licentious; wanton.
n.
1. See Cypriot.
2. also cyprian
a. A wanton person.
b. A prostitute.

Cyprian

, Saint Died ad 258.
Christian prelate and martyr who led Christians in North Africa during persecution by the Roman emperors Decius and Valerian.

Cyprian

(ˈsɪprɪən)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to Cyprus
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) of or resembling the ancient orgiastic worship of Aphrodite on Cyprus
n
(often not capital) obsolete a licentious person, esp a prostitute or dancer
n, adj
3. (Placename) another word for Cypriot
4. (Peoples) another word for Cypriot

Cyprian

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

Cyp•ri•an

(ˈsɪp ri ən)

adj.
1. Cypriot.
2. Archaic. lewd; licentious.
n.
3. Cypriot.
4. Archaic. a licentious person, esp. a prostitute.
[1590–1600; < Latin Cypri(us) of Cyprus Greek Kýprios, derivative of Kýpros Cyprus]

Cyp•ri•an

(ˈsɪp ri ən)

n.
Saint (Thascius Caecillus Cyprianus), A.D. c200–258, early church father, bishop, and martyr.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cyprian - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for moneycyprian - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
call girl - a female prostitute who can be hired by telephone
camp follower - a prostitute who provides service to military personnel
comfort woman, ianfu - a woman forced into prostitution for Japanese servicemen during World War II; "she wrote a book about her harsh experiences as a comfort woman"
demimondaine - a woman whose sexual promiscuity places her outside respectable society
hustler, slattern, street girl, streetwalker, floozie, floozy, hooker - a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
white slave - a woman sold into prostitution
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
2.Cyprian - a native or inhabitant of CyprusCyprian - a native or inhabitant of Cyprus  
Cyprus - an island in the eastern Mediterranean
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Adj.1.Cyprian - of or relating to Cyprus or its people or culture; "Cypriot expatriates"; "Cypriote monasteries"
2.cyprian - resembling the ancient orgiastic worship of Aphrodite on Cyprus
unchaste - not chaste; "unchaste conduct"
References in classic literature ?
Now the son of Tydeus was in pursuit of the Cyprian goddess, spear in hand, for he knew her to be feeble and not one of those goddesses that can lord it among men in battle like Minerva or Enyo the waster of cities, and when at last after a long chase he caught her up, he flew at her and thrust his spear into the flesh of her delicate hand.
Father Jove," said she, "do not be angry with me, but I think the Cyprian must have been persuading some one of the Achaean women to go with the Trojans of whom she is so very fond, and while caressing one or other of them she must have torn her delicate hand with the gold pin of the woman's brooch.
He first went up to the Cyprian and wounded her in the hand near her wrist, and afterwards sprang upon me too, as though he were a god.
how great and goodly a host of the Achaeans he has destroyed to my great grief, and without either right or reason, while the Cyprian and Apollo are enjoying it all at their ease and setting this unrighteous madman on to do further mischief.
First he went up to the Cyprian and wounded her in the hand near her wrist, and then he sprang upon me too as though he were a god.
Periander the tyrant of Ambracia also lost his life by a conspiracy, for some improper liberties he took with a boy in his cups: and Philip was slain by Pausanias for neglecting to revenge him of the affront he had received from Attains; as was Amintas the Little by Darda, for insulting him on account of his age; and the eunuch by Evagoras the Cyprian in revenge for having taken his son's wife away from him .
And, as in the legend, it had resulted that her Cyprian image had suddenly appeared upon his alter, whereby the fire of the priest had been well nigh extinguished.
Ye donnert ne'er-do-weel, do you come to a decent, 'sponsible man like me, wi' sic a Cyprian overture as that?
The third kind depends on memory when the sight of some object awakens a feeling: as in the Cyprians of Dicaeogenes, where the hero breaks into tears on seeing the picture; or again in the 'Lay of Alcinous,' where Odysseus, hearing the minstrel play the lyre, recalls the past and weeps; and hence the recognition.
We are now in a position to put forward the arguments in support of my position that Cyprian began life as a Christian trying to turn his back on patronage as the rationale for his charity.
For a full portrait of Erasmus, the reader must remember the humanist's biblical scholarship (Latin and Greek New Testament, Annotations, Paraphrases) and dozen patristic editions (Jerome, Augustine, Cyprian, Arnobius, Hilary, Chrysostom, Athanasius, Irenaeus, Ambrose, Gregory Nazianzen, Basil, Origen).
Diana Hayes and Cyprian Davis provide an important discussion of the tone and texture of Black Catholicism using four modes of investigation: historical description, theological construction, social ethics, and liturgy.