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Cimmerian

adjective Cim·me·ri·an \ sə-ˈmir-ē-ən \

Definition of Cimmerian

: very dark or gloomy
  • under ebon shades … in dark Cimmerian desert ever dwell
  • —John Milton

Examples of cimmerian in a Sentence

  1. a wealthy recluse who lived in Cimmerian isolation in a decaying Victorian mansion

First Known Use of cimmerian

1580

in the meaning defined above

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Cimmerian

noun

Definition of Cimmerian

: any of a mythical people described by Homer as dwelling in a remote realm of mist and gloom

Origin and Etymology of cimmerian

Latin Cimmerii, a mythical people, from Greek Kimmerioi


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