Definition of Cimmerian in English:


Line breaks: Cim¦mer|ian
Pronunciation: /sɪˈmɪərɪən


  • 1A member of an ancient nomadic people who overran Asia Minor in the 7th century bc.
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    • The first identifiable groups to populate what is now Ukraine were Cimmerians, Scythians, Sarmatians, and Goths, among other nomadic peoples who arrived throughout the first millennium B.C.
    • Finally, when I got to the mission where the Vikings and Cimmerians were to join forces, the game couldn't load the mission without crashing.
  • 2 Greek Mythology A member of a mythical people living in perpetual mist and darkness near the land of the dead.
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    • His eyes adjusted to the now familiar gloom of the Cimmerian's headquarters.
    • There the people dwell, Of the Cimmerians, in eternal cloud And darkness.


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  • Relating to the Cimmerians.
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    • A full Jurassic succession is rarely preserved in the southern North Sea Basin because of erosion associated with the late Cimmerian unconformity.
    • Like other blocks of the Cimmerian continent, the Baoshan block rifted from Gondwanaland.
    • The Cimmerian islands, the present Turkey, Iran and Tibet, broke completely free of the Australian craton and moved rapidly to the north.


via Latin from Greek Kimmerios + -an.

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