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Chian

[kahy-uh n]
adjective
  1. of or relating to Chios or its inhabitants.
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Chios.
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Origin of Chian

First recorded in 1625–35; Chi(os) + -an
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Chian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Chios
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Chios
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Word Origin and History for chian

Chian

adj.

"pertaining to the Greek island of Chios," 1630s. The island name is of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Greek khion "snow."

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