Synonyms for cimmerian

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In a valley among the black Cimmerian mountains the death-god Somnus had his abode.

There was something about the confidence in the Cimmerian's dark face that shook him.

The helmeted guards at the frontier did not question the Cimmerian.

He and the Cimmerian knew each other of old, and without love.

The tall Cimmerian was forced to bend his head as he stood up.

Personal risks had never yet deterred the Cimmerian from any purpose.

The possibility that he might be following a will-o'-the-wisp infuriated the Cimmerian.

The Cimmerian was standing over the litter on which lay the body of Tiberias.

And suiting action to words, he plunged after the Cimmerian.

Then he realized the full strength and ferocity of the Cimmerian.

WORD 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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