Cimmerean

Homer told of the Cimmereans, who dwelt in a land “beyond the ocean stream,” where the sun never shone. In post-Homeric times the Cimmereans were an ancient people who lived on the shores of the Black Sea, from which comes the name (54).

Pronunciation: 
sih-MEER-ee-an
Context: 
the Cimmerean darkness of tangible despair
Opera: 
Act: 
Act I