Cyprian(redirected from Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus)
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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.
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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
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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
floozie, floozy, hustler, slattern, street girl, streetwalker - 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"
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