[lish-ee-uh n]
  1. an inhabitant of Lycia.
  2. an Anatolian language of Lycia, written in a form of the Greek alphabet.

Origin of Lycian

First recorded in 1590–1600; Lyci(a) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for lycian


  1. of or relating to ancient Lycia, its inhabitants, or their language
  1. an inhabitant of Lycia
  2. the extinct language of the Lycians, belonging to the Anatolian group or family
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