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[kair-ee-uh n] /ˈkɛər i ən/
a native or inhabitant of Caria.
the extinct language of Caria, not known to be related to any other language, written in a script derived from the Greek alphabet.
of or relating to Caria.
of or relating to the Carians or their language.
Origin of Carian
First recorded in 1600-10; Cari(a) + -an Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Now, Carian, break This wand against yon lyre on the pedestal.

    Endymion John Keats
  • Perchance 'twas some Ionian beauty or Carian girl who had smitten him suddenly.

    Saronia Richard Short
  • In the same way a Carian stock, the Ioxidae, revered the asparagus.

  • But this is not the only complication introduced by the Carian family.

    Man and His Migrations

    R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
  • Whatever else they may have been, they were partially Carian on one side, and partially Greek on the other.

    The Ethnology of Europe Robert Gordon Latham
  • It is declared through Asia that you should take a Carian for your experiment.

    Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
  • He obtains sole power through the assistance of Greek and Carian mercenaries, who are continued as a standing army in the country.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
  • Mithridates retired in silence, much vexed at this; but the unhappy Carian, as often happens, was ruined by his own folly.

  • They accordingly take ship at Kaunus, a Carian sea-port belonging to Rhodes.

  • The Carian, from Mount Iassis, with oblique veins, white and red.

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