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Cyprian (SIP-ree-uhn) adjective
1. Of, or pertaining to Cyprus.
1. A native or inhabitant of Cyprus; a Cypriot.
2. A lewd person.
[From Latin Cyprius (of Cyprus), from Greek Kyprios, from Kypros (Cyprus), birthplace of Aphrodite (also called Cypris), the goddess of love and beauty.]
"Cyprian Okoro, 38, a GP in Beckenham, Kent, was found guilty of making lewd comments to two vulnerable women patients." Doctor Made 'Lewd' Comments; The Independent (London, UK); Apr 9, 2000.
"The Starr report is lewd, Cyprian, gamy, racy, titillating, ithyphallic, Paphian, prurient, salacious, and ... er ... just plain dirty." George McEvoy; Hefner, Guccione, Flynt, Goldstein ... Starr; Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida); Sep 16, 1998.
This week's theme: eponyms.
It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell. -William Tecumseh Sherman, Union General in the American Civil War (1820-1891)
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