Cappadocia

[kap-uh-doh-shuh]
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noun

an ancient country in E Asia Minor: it became a Roman province in a.d.

Related formsCap·pa·do·cian, adjective, noun
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Cappadocian

adjective

of or relating to Cappadocia (an ancient region of E Asia Minor) or its inhabitants

noun

a native or inhabitant of Cappadocia

Cappadocia

noun

an ancient region of E Asia Minor famous for its horses
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Word Origin and History for cappadocian

Cappadocia

n.

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.

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