Cimmerian

adjective
Cim·​me·​ri·​an | \ sə-ˈmir-ē-ən How to pronounce Cimmerian (audio) \

Definition of Cimmerian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Cimmerian

noun

Definition of Cimmerian (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Examples of Cimmerian in a Sentence

Adjective a wealthy recluse who lived in Cimmerian isolation in a decaying Victorian mansion

First Known Use of Cimmerian

Adjective

1580, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1584, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cimmerian

Noun

Latin Cimmerii, a mythical people, from Greek Kimmerioi

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The first known use of Cimmerian was in 1580

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“Cimmerian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cimmerian. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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