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Isaurian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Isauria, an ancient district of S central Asia Minor, or its inhabitants
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Isauria
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Examples from the Web for isaurian

Historical Examples

  • (the Isaurian) promulgated his iconoclastic edict in the Eastern Empire.

    The Cathedral Builders

    Leader Scott

  • Already, under Leo the Isaurian, the virgin Theodosia had been martyred.

    Constantinople

    William Holden Hutton

  • A vigorous Emperor, Leo the Isaurian (717-741), took the radical step.

    A Short History of Italy

    Henry Dwight Sedgwick

  • The Isaurian dynasty is most notable for the part it played in ecclesiastical history.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.

    Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton

  • A few months before, Leo the Isaurian had ascended the throne and prepared the city for the siege.