latin cypărissŭs = CYPRESSUS - it is a name of CYPRESS tree (CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS), family of this trees had the name CHAMAECYPARIS. In Greek mythology, CYPARISSUS, son of Telephus, was one of Apollo
's homosexual lovers. Apollo
gave the boy a tame deer as a companion but Cyparissus accidentally killed it with a javelin as it lay sleep in the undergrowth. Cyparissus asked Apollo
to let his tears fall forever. Apollo
turned the sad boy into a cypress tree, which was said to be a sad tree because the sap forms droplets like tears on the trunk.
city CYPARISSIAS (KIPARISSIAS) - greek Κυπαρισσίας
surname Kypar'isşi-Apostolika - Kiparissi-Apostolika
List of Bishops of Sardica.- CYPARA (i.e. CYPARISSUS?) in Achaia