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"
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Contributing to the recent study of ancient biblical commentary from the perspective of its own time and purpose rather than the perspective of modern exegesis bequeathed by the Reformation, Murphy examines how Cyprian of Carthage (d.
In 256 CE a bishop named Firmilian in a letter to Cyprian of Carthage reported how about twenty years previously, a woman claiming to be a prophet, but actually--in his view--controlled by demons, had attracted followers.
On Wednesday, September 12, at 10.30am our midweek Communion service commemorates Cyprian of Carthage. Cyprian was an early Christian writer, born in North Africa to a wealthy Berber family, he gave away a portion of his wealth upon his conversion to Christianity.
Simply put, the exclusivist position claims that its institution alone contains the means of "salvation." This was expressed as early at the third century by the Christian bishop Cyprian of Carthage with the words: Salus extra ecclesiam non est, "Salvation outside the church does not exist," and was repeated regularly over the centuries, right into the present for conservative Protestants, and into the middle of the twentieth century for conservative Catholics.
Cyprian of Carthage that you cannot be a good leader and teacher unless you are a humble learner and listener."
Cyprian of Carthage, a bishop of North Africa martyred in 258 and urgently concerned about Christian unity.
Dunn, "Heresy and Schism according to Cyprian of Carthage," Journal of Theological Studies, n.s.