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Lycian

[lish-ee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Lycia.
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noun
  1. an inhabitant of Lycia.
  2. an Anatolian language of Lycia, written in a form of the Greek alphabet.
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Origin of Lycian

First recorded in 1590–1600; Lyci(a) + -an
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Examples from the Web for lycian

Historical Examples

  • It is not a part of the Lycian body, but is an independent city.

    The Geography of Strabo, Volume III (of 3)

    Strabo

  • Phaselis also is a Lycian city, situated on the confines of Pamphylia.

  • An inscription in the Lycian and Latin was found on the monument.

    The Progress of Ethnology

    John Russell Bartlett

  • He pitch'd his spear, and to the Lycian Prince In terms of peace and amity replied.

  • He was much worshipped in Lycia, hence his oracles are often called 'Lycian lots.'


British Dictionary definitions for lycian

Lycian

adjective
  1. of or relating to ancient Lycia, its inhabitants, or their language
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noun
  1. an inhabitant of Lycia
  2. the extinct language of the Lycians, belonging to the Anatolian group or family
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