Meaning of Cyprian

Cyp•ri•an

Pronunciation: (sip'rē-un), [key]
— adj.
  1. noting or pertaining to the worship of Aphrodite or to conduct inspired by Aphrodite.
  2. lewd; licentious.
  3. Cypriot.
—n.
  1. Cypriot.
  2. a lewd or licentious person, esp. a prostitute.
  3. Aphrodite: so called because her cult was centered on Cyprus.

Cyp•ri•an

Pronunciation: (sip'rē-un), [key]
— n.
  1. (Thascius Caecillus Cyprianus), a.d. c200–258, early church father, bishop, and martyr.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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