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 periodicals archive ?
The testimony of many great saints from this continent during the first centuries of Christianity--Saint Cyprian, Saint Monica, Saint Augustine, Saint Athanasius, to name but a few--guarantees a distinguished place for Africa in the annals of Church history.