Crossword clues for cyprian
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cyprian \Cyp"ri*an\, n.
A native or inhabitant of Cyprus, especially of ancient Cyprus; a Cypriot.
A lewd woman; a harlot.
Cyprian \Cyp"ri*an\ (s?p"r?-an), a. [L. Cyprius, fr. Cyprus, Gr. ????, an island in the Mediterranean, renowned for the worship of Venus.]
Belonging to Cyprus.
Of, pertaining, or conducing to, lewdness.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1620s, "of Cyprus," from Latin Cyprianus, from Cyprius, from Greek Kyprios (see Cyprus). The island was famous in ancient times as the birthplace of Aphrodite and for erotic worship rituals offered to her there; hence Cyprian meant "licentious, lewd," the earliest attested sense in English (1590s) and was applied 18c.-19c. to prostitutes.
a. (context archaic English) Cypriot n. 1 (context archaic English) Cypriot 2 (context obsolete English) A lewd woman; a harlot.
Cyprian (; 200 – September 14, 258 AD) was bishop of Carthage and an important Early Christian writer, many of whose Latin works are extant. He was born around the beginning of the 3rd century in North Africa, perhaps at Carthage, where he received a classical education. Soon after converting to Christianity, he became a bishop in 249. A controversial figure during his lifetime, his strong pastoral skills, firm conduct during the Novatianist heresy and outbreak of the plague, and eventual martyrdom at Carthage vindicated his reputation and proved his sanctity in the eyes of the Church. His skillful Latin rhetoric led to his being considered the pre-eminent Latin writer of Western Christianity until Jerome and Augustine.
Cyprian can refer to:
- A synonym for Cypriot, someone or thing from Cyprus
- The Cyprian, an epithet for Aphrodite, because of her association with Cyprus
- St. Cyprian (Kyprianos), bishop of Carthage
- Cyprian, Metropolitan of Moscow
- St. Cyprian of Antioch (or of Nicomedia). See, Cyprian and Justina.
- Cyprianus Gallus, poet
- St. Cyprian of Toulon
- The Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi
- Cyprian (Bishop of Wrocław)
- Fra Cyprian (Franz Ignaz Jaschke, 1724 - 1775), the Camaldolese monk :de:Fra Cyprian :sk:Cyprián z Červeného Kláštora.
- Blessed Cyprian of Suzdal, Fool-for-Christ and Wonderworker
- St Cyprian's, Clarence Gate, Anglican church in London
- St. Cyprian's Church, Sneinton, Anglican church in Nottingham
- St. Cyprian's Church, Hay Mills, Anglican church in Birmingham
- St Cyprian's Cathedral, Kimberley, Anglican cathedral in South Africa
- St Cyprian's Church, Lenzie
- St. Cyprian's School, Cape Town, a school in South Africa
- St Cyprian's Grammar School, Kimberley, a school in South Africa
- St Cyprian's School, a school in England
- Saint-Cyprien (disambiguation), various places
Cyprian was a medieval Bishop of Wrocław and Lubusz.
Little is known about his origins, career or his Episcopal work. From 1193 he was Abbot of the ołbińskim monastery and in April 1198 became Bishop of Lubusz. In 1201 was elected bishop in Wrocław becoming the first bishop of Wroclaw selected by the Cathedral chapter not directly by the Prince.
He was a close associate and supporter of Silesian Princes Bolesław and Henry the Bearded. With Archbishop of Gniezno, Henryk Kietlicz, he acted as advocate between the warring Piast Princes.
He oversaw the foundation of the monastery in Trzebnica. Tradition attributes the removal of the last pagan places of worship to him. He died 16 November 1207.
Usage examples of "cyprian".
Phrygians call me the mother of the Gods: the Athenians, Minerva: the Cyprians, Venus: the Candians, Diana: the Sicilians Proserpina: the Eleusians, Ceres: some Juno, other Bellona, other Hecate: and principally the Aethiopians which dwell in the Orient, and the Aegyptians which are excellent in all kind of ancient doctrine, and by their proper ceremonies accustome to worship mee, doe call mee Queene Isis.
Acre there were many Cyprian maidens hidden away upon the ships by knights who had taken a fancy to their lovely faces, and it so befell that two of these ships, encountering a storm, were blown from their course and wrecked upon the Afric shore.
The patriotic Cyprian, who ruled with the most absolute sway the church of Carthage and the provincial synods, opposed with resolution and success the ambition of the Roman pontiff, artfully connected his own cause with that of the eastern bishops, and, like Hannibal, sought out new allies in the heart of Asia.
The practice introduced into that province of appointing bishops to the most inconsiderable towns, and very frequently to the most obscure villages, contributed to multiply the splendor and importance of their religious societies, which during the course of the third century were animated by the zeal of Tertullian, directed by the abilities of Cyprian, and adorned by the eloquence of Lactantius.
It is remarkable, that of so great a multitude of bishops in the province of Africa, Cyprian was the first who was esteemed worthy to obtain the crown of martyrdom.
Fanny G-1-s, the ci-devant wife of a corn merchant, a celebrated courtezan, who sports a splendid equipage, and has long figured upon town as a star of the first order in the Cyprian hemisphere.
Covent Garden market, at midnight might be found the bucks, bloods, demireps, and choice spirits of London, associated with the most elegant and fascinating Cyprians, congregated with every species of human kind that intemperance, idleness, necessity, or curiosity could assemble together.
If rumor could be believed, there were Cyprians in London who commanded fortunes in their chosen professions, highfliers who had half the gentlemen of the ton at their feet.
Finally, however, he sees in the Eucharist the union of the divine Logos with the human spirit, recognises, like Cyprian at a later period, that the mixture of wine with water in the symbol represents the spiritual process, and lastly does not fail to attribute to the holy food a relationship to the body.
Cyprian, relative to the lapsi, Novatianism, and the re-baptism of heretics, and the synods of 412, 416 and 418 which condemned the doctrines of Pelagius.
Campbell quotes another such case in a woman of thirty-eight who for twenty years had practised her vocation as a Cyprian, and who unexpectedly conceived.
Luckily, however, he was not as effeminate as his younger brother, the Cyprian, who never managed to sire any children: Auletes and Cleopatra Tryphaena confidently expected to give Egypt heirs.
Yet something drew Cyprian to the gentler and more subdued nature of Bathsheba, so that he often thought, like a gayer personage than himself, whose divided affections are famous in song, that he could have been blessed to share her faithful heart, if Myrtle had not bewitched him with her unconscious and innocent sorceries.
Cyprian felt this so certainly that he was on the point of telling his grief to Bathsheba, who looked to him as if she would sympathize as heartily with him as his own sister, and whose sympathy would have a certain flavor in it,--something which one cannot find in the heart of the dearest sister that ever lived.
But Bathsheba was herself sensitive, and changed color when Cyprian ventured a hint or two in the direction of his thought, so that he never got so fax as to unburden his heart to her about Myrtle, whom she admired so sincerely that she could not have helped feeling a great interest in his passion towards her.