Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 04/02/17 Cimmerian

Cimmerian (adjective)
Cimmerian [si-meer-ee-uh n]


adjective
1. Classical Mythology. of, relating to, or suggestive of a western people believed to dwell in perpetual darkness.
2. very dark; gloomy: deep, Cimmerian caverns.

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Origin: late 16c., "pertaining to the Cimmerii," an ancient nomadic people who, according to Herodotus, inhabited the region around the Crimea, and who, according to Assyrian sources, overran Asia Minor 7c. B.C.E.; from Latin Cimmerius, from Greek Kimmerios. Homer described their land as a place of perpetual mist and darkness beyond the ocean, but whether he had in mind the same people Herodotus did, or any real place, is unclear.

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