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Delian

[ dee-lee-uhn, deel-yuhn ]

adjective

  1. pertaining to Delos.


noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of Delos.

Delian

/ ˈdiːlɪən /

noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of Delos


adjective

  1. of or relating to Delos
  2. of or relating to Delius

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Delian1

1615–25; < Latin Dēli ( us ) (< Greek Dḗlios ) + -an

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Example Sentences

She was directly inspired by Apollo (the Delian seer), and dwelt in a cavern near his temple.

This part of the existing hymn ends with an encomium of the Delian festival of Apollo and of the Delian choirs.

Then he triumphantly dedicated his flagship to the Delian Apollo.

As a whole, the spirit of the piece is much more Delian (Ionian) than Delphic.

The city was soon rebuilt, and as a member of both the Delian Leagues attached itself by numerous treaties to the Athenians.

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