CYRANO
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Literature
PRONOUNCED: SIR-ə-no (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Possibly derived from the name of the ancient Greek city of Cyrene, which was located in North Africa. Edmond Rostand used this name in his play 'Cyrano de Bergerac' (1897). He based his character upon a real person, Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac, a French satirist of the 17th century.
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