- an ancient country in E Asia Minor: it became a Roman province in a.d.
Examples from the Web for cappadocian
So they came together, Sergius swerving his Cappadocian as they met.The Lion's Brood
You must drill your lads a little before they again meet the Cappadocian cavalry.Alroy
You know what happened to the viper who bit the Cappadocian's hide?
Their Cappadocian horses had shied, reared, and then galloped off like the whirlwind.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2
I wish you'd go into the kitchen and discharge that Cappadocian cook.
- of or relating to Cappadocia (an ancient region of E Asia Minor) or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Cappadocia
- an ancient region of E Asia Minor famous for its horses
Word Origin and History for cappadocian
ancient name for the region roughly corresponding to modern Turkey, from Greek Kappadokía, perhaps ultimately from Persian Hvaspadakhim "land of fine horses." In ancient Athens, Cappadocians were notorious as knaves and cowards, but the region's horses were celebrated.