Libyan

[lib-ee-uh n]
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Libya.
  2. a Berber language of ancient Libya.

Origin of Libyan

First recorded in 1535–45; Liby(a) + -an
Related formspro-Lib·y·an, adjective, nountrans-Lib·y·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for libyan

Contemporary Examples of libyan

  • Britain had pledged to train 2,000 Libyan recruits in total, but that commitment is now under review.

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    Libyan Troops Go Wild in England

    Nico Hines

    November 4, 2014

  • A man in his early 20s allegedly was approached by two Libyan soldiers who subjected him to a serious sexual assault.

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    Libyan Troops Go Wild in England

    Nico Hines

    November 4, 2014

  • Al Qaeda camps are well established in the south and east of the country, according to Libyan and U.S. intelligence sources.

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    Libya: Requiem for a Revolution

    Jamie Dettmer

    August 7, 2014

  • On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni.

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    Libya: Requiem for a Revolution

    Jamie Dettmer

    August 7, 2014

  • Looking back, one sees that was the final nail in the coffin of Libyan democracy.

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    Libya: Requiem for a Revolution

    Jamie Dettmer

    August 7, 2014

Historical Examples of libyan

  • So the maiden Kyrene came to the Libyan land, and there Aristaios, her child, was born.

  • "The Libyan desert," said the dragoman, with a proud wave of his hand.

    A Desert Drama

    A. Conan Doyle

  • He is at the head of more than a thousand Libyan peasants and slaves.

  • This was the origin and beginning of the mercenary, or, as it is also called, the Libyan war.

  • There were seven oases in the Libyan desert, to the west of Egypt.

    The New York Obelisk

    Charles E. Moldenke


British Dictionary definitions for libyan

Libyan

adjective
  1. of or relating to Libya, its people, or its language
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Libya
  2. the extinct Hamitic language of ancient Libya
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