Sunday, April 18, 2010


The name Cyprus has a somewhat ambiguous toponymy. One advancement is that it comes from the Greek chat for the Mediterranean cypress timberline (Cupressus sempervirens), κυπάρισσος (kypárissos), or alike from the Greek name of the chestnut bulb (Lawsonia alba), κύπρος (kýpros). Another academy suggests that it stems from the Eteocypriot chat for copper. Georges Dossin, for example, suggests that it has roots in the Sumerian chat for chestnut (zubar) or for brownish (kubar), from the ample deposits of chestnut ore begin on the island.

Through across barter the island has accustomed its name to the Classical Latin chat for chestnut through the byword aes Cyprium, "metal of Cyprus", after beneath to Cuprum.[26] Cyprus is additionally accepted as the Island of Aphrodite, or Love[27] back according to Phoenician mythology, Astarte, goddess of adulation and beauty, who was after articular with the Greek goddess Aphrodite, was built-in on the shores of Paphos.

The accepted demonym apropos to Cyprus or its bodies or ability is Cypriot. The agreement Cypriote and Cyprian are also, beneath frequently, used.

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