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Cimmerian

[si-MEER-ee-uh]

adjective
1. very dark, gloomy, deep
2. of, relating to, or suggestive of a western people

origin
Latin, borrowed from Greek Kimmérioi

In the Odyssey the mythical Cimmerians lived at the edge of Oceanus that surrounds the earth in a city wrapped in mist and fog, where the sun never shines, near the entrance to Hades.

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