See also: cyprus

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 Cyprus, London on Wikipedia

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Via Latin Cyprus, from Ancient Greek Κύπρος (Kúpros).

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Cyprus

  1. An island and countryin the Mediterranean Sea, normally considered politically part of Southeast Europe but geographically part of Western Asia. Official name: Republic of Cyprus. Capital: Nicosia.
  2. A suburban area of Beckton, borough of Newham, Greater London, England, named after the Mediterranean island (OS grid ref TQ4380).

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Cyprus (uncountable)

  1. (historical, textiles) A thin, translucent, usually black fabric, a kind of crape.
    • 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter XII, in Francesca Carrara. [], volume I, London: Richard Bentley, [], (successor to Henry Colburn), →OCLC, page 131:
      Seated in an arm-chair, covered with cloth of gold, was the Queen; her robe was of black velvet, edged with the richest sable; and the diadem at the back of her head confined the folds of a long black Cyprus veil.

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Ultimately from Latin Cyprus, from Ancient Greek Κύπρος (Kúpros). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsi.prʏs/
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  • Hyphenation: Cy‧prus

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Cyprus n

  1. Cyprus (an island and countryin the Mediterranean Sea, normally considered politically part of Southeast Europe but geographically part of Western Asia)

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  • Indonesian: Siprus

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From Ancient Greek Κύπρος (Kúpros).

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Cyprus f sg (genitive Cyprī); second declension

  1. Cyprus (an island and countryin the Mediterranean Sea, normally considered politically part of Southeast Europe but geographically part of Western Asia)

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Second-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Cyprus
Genitive Cyprī
Dative Cyprō
Accusative Cyprum
Ablative Cyprō
Vocative Cypre
Locative Cyprī

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  • Cyprus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Cyprus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette