cyp·​ri·​an ˈsi-prē-ən How to pronounce cyprian (audio)
often capitalized

Word History


Latin cyprius of Cyprus, from Greek kyprios, from Kypros Cyprus, birthplace of Aphrodite

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyprian was in 1819

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Cite this Entry

“Cyprian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Cyp·​ri·​an ˈsi-prē-ən How to pronounce Cyprian (audio)
Saint died 258 Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus Christian martyr; bishop of Carthage (circa 248–258)
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