Cimmerian

  • 1 Cimmerian — Cim*me ri*an, a. [L. Cimmerius.] [Written also {Kimmerian}.] 1. Pertaining to the Cimmerii, a fabulous people, said to have lived, in very ancient times, in profound and perpetual darkness. [1913 Webster] 2. Without any light; intensely dark.… …

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  • 2 Cimmerian — (adj.) pertaining to the Cimmerii, an ancient nomadic people who, according to Herodotus, inhabited the region around the Crimea, and who, according to Assyrian sources, overran Asia Minor 7c. B.C.E.; from L. Cimmerius, from Gk. Kimmerios. Homer… …

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  • 3 Cimmerian — [sə mir′ē ən] n. [< L Cimmerius, pertaining to the Cimmerii, Cimmerians < Gr Kimmerioi] any of a mythical people whose land was described by Homer as a region of perpetual mist and darkness adj. extremely dark; gloomy …

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  • 4 Cimmerian — Cimmerianism, n. /si mear ee euhn/, adj. 1. Class. Myth. of, pertaining to, or suggestive of a western people believed to dwell in perpetual darkness. 2. very dark; gloomy: deep, Cimmerian caverns. * * * Any member of an ancient people living… …

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  • 5 cimmerian — adjective /sɪˈmɪərɪən/ a) perpetually dark or gloomy There, under ebon shades... in dark Cimmerian desert ever dwell. b) mentally dark; ignorant As ragged as thy locks,<br />In dark Cimmerian desert ever dwell …

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  • 6 Cimmerian — I. adjective Date: 1580 very dark or gloomy < under ebon shades…in dark Cimmerian desert ever dwell John Milton > II. noun Etymology: Latin Cimmerii, a mythical people, from Greek Kimmerioi Date: 1584 any of a mythical people described by Homer… …

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  • 7 Cimmerian — adjective intensely dark and gloomy as with perpetual darkness the Cimmerian gloom...a darkness that could be felt Norman Douglas • Similar to: ↑dark …

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  • 8 Cimmerian — noun /sɪˈmɪərɪən/ a) any of the mythical people supposed to inhabit a land of perpetual darkness There in a lonely land, and gloomy cells,<br />The dusky nation of Cimmeria dwells;<br />The sun neer views the uncomfortable seats b)… …

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  • 9 cimmerian — adj. very dark or gloomy …

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  • 10 cimmerian — a. Black, very dark, intensely dark, midnight …

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  • 11 cimmerian — cim·me·ri·an …

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  • 12 Cimmerian — Cim•me•ri•an [[t]sɪˈmɪər i ən[/t]] adj. very dark; gloomy • Etymology: 1590–1600; < LCimmeri(us)< GkKimmérioia mythical people mentioned in the Odyssey who lived where the sun never shone …

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  • 13 cimmerian — /səˈmɪəriən/ (say suh mearreeuhn) adjective 1. relating to or suggestive of a mythical western people said by Homer to dwell in perpetual darkness. 2. very dark; gloomy. {Latin Cimmerius (from Greek Kimmerios; in Odyssey XI 14) + an} …

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  • 14 Cimmerian Sibyl — by Guercino. The Cimmerian Sibyl, by name Carmentis, was the prophetic priestess presiding over the Apollonian Oracle at Cimmerium in Italy, near Lake Avernus (i.e. Cumae). This sibyl may have been a doublet for the Cumaean since the designation… …

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  • 15 Cimmerian Plate — The Cimmerian Plate was still attached to Gondwana. 290 mya (Early Permian) The Cimmerian Plate is an ancient tectonic plate that comprises parts of present day Anatolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet, Indochina and Malaya regions. The Cimmerian Plate …

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  • 16 Cimmerian Orogeny — Cimmeria collided with North and South China blocks, closing the Paleo Tethys Ocean between them and forming mountains. 100 mya map The Cimmerian Orogeny, is an orogeny that created mountain ranges that now lie in Central Asia. The orogeny is… …

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  • 17 Cimmerian Bosporus — geographical name Kerch Strait …

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  • 18 Cimmerian Bosporus — Ancient Greek kingdom, in modern southern Ukraine. It was first settled by Milesians (6th century BC) at Panticapaeum, which later became the capital. Gradually the kingdom grew to include all of the Crimea. It maintained close ties with Athens… …

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  • 19 Thraco-Cimmerian — is a historiographical and archaeological term, composed of the names of the Thracians and the Cimmerians. It refers to 8th to 7th century BC cultures that are linked in Eastern Central Europe and in the area north of the Black… …

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  • 20 The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian —   …

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