Cumaean
adjective see Cumae

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Cumaean — [kyo͞o mē′ən] adj. 1. of Cumae 2. of or relating to a famous sibyl of Cumae: cf. SIBYLLINE BOOKS * * * …   Universalium

  • Cumaean — (adj.) 1731, from L. Cumae (Gk. Kyme), ancient city on the Italian coast near Naples, founded by Greeks 8c. B.C.E.; especially famous for the Sybil there, mentioned by Virgil …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cumaean — [kyo͞o mē′ən] adj. 1. of Cumae 2. of or relating to a famous sibyl of Cumae: cf. SIBYLLINE BOOKS …   English World dictionary

  • Cumaean — adjective Of or pertaining to Cumae …   Wiktionary

  • Cumaean Sibyl — by Andrea del Castagno. The ageless Cumaean Sibyl was the priestess presiding over the Apollonian oracle at Cumae, a Greek colony located near Naples, Italy. The word sibyl comes (via Latin) from the ancient Greek word sibylla, meaning prophetess …   Wikipedia

  • Cumaean sibyl — /ˈkjumiən sɪbəl/ (say kyoohmeeuhn sibuhl) noun one of the legendary women of antiquity whose authority in matters of divination was acknowledged by the Romans …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cumae — Cumaean, adj. /kyooh mee/, n. an ancient city in SW Italy, on the coast of Campania: believed to be the earliest Greek colony in Italy or in Sicily. * * * Ancient city west of Naples, Italy. Probably the oldest Greek mainland colony in the West,… …   Universalium

  • Cumae — Cumaean, adj. /kyooh mee/, n. an ancient city in SW Italy, on the coast of Campania: believed to be the earliest Greek colony in Italy or in Sicily …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cumae — Ancient ruins of Cumae Location of the province of Naples …   Wikipedia

  • Cybele — This article is about the Anatolian Earth Goddess. For other uses of Magna Mater, see Magna Mater (disambiguation). For other uses of Cybele, see Cybele (disambiguation). Full faced Luvian rock carving of the Phrygian Cybele in Mount Sipylus… …   Wikipedia

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