Cyprian(redirected from Cyprian of Carthage)
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1. Of or relating to Cyprus; Cypriot.
a. Of or relating to the ancient worship of Aphrodite on Cyprus.
b. Licentious; wanton.
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.
1. (Placename) of or relating to Cyprus
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) of or resembling the ancient orgiastic worship of Aphrodite on Cyprus
(often not capital) obsolete a licentious person, esp a prostitute or dancer
(Biography) Saint. ?200–258 ad, bishop of Carthage and martyr. Feast day: Sept 26 or 16
Cyp•ri•an(ˈsɪp ri ən)
2. Archaic. lewd; licentious.n.
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)
Saint (Thascius Caecillus Cyprianus), A.D. c200–258, early church father, bishop, and martyr.
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|Noun||1.||cyprian - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money|
bawd, cocotte, fancy woman, harlot, lady of pleasure, prostitute, sporting lady, tart, whore, woman of the street, working girl
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
|2.||Cyprian - 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"