Definition of Cimmerian in English:



  • Relating to the Cimmerians.

    • ‘The Cimmerian islands, the present Turkey, Iran and Tibet, broke completely free of the Australian craton and moved rapidly to the north.’
    • ‘Like other blocks of the Cimmerian continent, the Baoshan block rifted from Gondwanaland.’
    • ‘Cimmeria begins its collision with Laurasia to form the Cimmerian orogeny.’
    • ‘A full Jurassic succession is rarely preserved in the southern North Sea Basin because of erosion associated with the late Cimmerian unconformity.’
    • ‘Throughout this interval the Indo-China, Sibumasu and Cimmerian mini-continents lay just to the south/west of South China and were slowly amalgamating with that block.’
    indistinct, faint, vague, ill-defined, unclear, blurred, blurry, misty, hazy, foggy, veiled, cloudy, clouded, nebulous, fuzzy
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  • 1A member of an ancient nomadic people who overran Asia Minor in the 7th century bc.

    • ‘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.’
  • 2Greek Mythology
    A member of a mythical people living in perpetual mist and darkness near the land of the dead.

    • ‘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.’


Via Latin from Greek Kimmerios + -an.