Cimmerian

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

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

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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