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[lish-ee-uh n] /ˈlɪʃ i ən/
of or relating to Lycia.
an inhabitant of Lycia.
an Anatolian language of Lycia, written in a form of the Greek alphabet.
Origin of Lycian
First recorded in 1590-1600; Lyci(a) + -an Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Ask a Lycian who he is, and he will answer by giving his own name, that of his mother, and so on in the female line.

    Sex and Society William I. Thomas
  • It is not a part of the Lycian body, but is an independent city.

  • Bachofen (p. 390) remarks that several Lycian inscriptions give the names of mothers only.

    Custom and Myth Andrew Lang
  • 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.'

  • The distinctions awarded to the Lycian people are in full proportion to those of their king Sarpedon.

  • The Lycian forces were led by Sar-peʹdon, a son of Jupiter, and a renowned warrior.

    The Story of Troy Michael Clarke
  • Glaucus, the Lycian captain, marked his defiant attitude, and strode forward undaunted to the encounter.

    Stories from the Iliad H. L. Havell
  • In his absence Diomedes met in the battle Glaucus, a Lycian prince.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • Later he wrote an "Ode to a Lycian Tomb," one of the best, if not the best, of his poems.

    Under Four Administrations Oscar S. Straus
British Dictionary definitions for Lycian


of or relating to ancient Lycia, its inhabitants, or their language
an inhabitant of Lycia
the extinct language of the Lycians, belonging to the Anatolian group or family
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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