Cyrus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Cyrus, from Ancient Greek Κῦρος (Kûros), from Old Persian 𐎤𐎢𐎽𐎢𐏁 (kuruš). As a saints' name it has been identified by folk etymology with Ancient Greek κύριος (kúrios, lord).

Proper noun[edit]

Cyrus

  1. An ancient king of Persia.
    • 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version), Ezra 1:2:
      Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
  2. A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Pres 2001.

Latin[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cyrus

  1. Cyrus