Cyprus

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

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Cyprus

  1. An island between Europe and the Middle East, in the Mediterranean Sea
    1. since 1960 the place of an independent country in the Middle East or Southeastern Europe, governed by the Republic of Cyprus, which is a member state of the European Union since 2004, however not exerting state power over Northern Cyprus since 1974, after which in 1983 the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was proclaimed.

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Cyprus (uncountable)

  1. (historical, textiles) A thin, translucent, usually black fabric, a kind of crape.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 1, 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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Etymology[edit]

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/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Cy‧prus

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Cyprus n

  1. Cyprus

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  • Indonesian: Siprus

Latin[edit]

Latin Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia la

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Κύπρος (Kúpros)

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Cyprus m sg (genitive Cyprī); second declension

  1. Cyprus

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Second-declension noun, with locative.

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

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