[ lish-ee-uhn ]

  1. of or relating to Lycia.

  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

Words Nearby Lycian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Lycian in a sentence

  • In fact, the Lycian design is a fair representation of the modern screw propeller, and gives the idea of a whirling motion.

    The Swastika | Thomas Wilson
  • Then fell the great Lycian chief, as an oak, or a poplar, or a pine falls upon the hills before the axe.

    Stories of the Old world | Alfred John Church
  • Wherefore if any of the Lycian warriors will now obey me, go home, 551 and utter destruction will be manifest to Troy.

  • If you ask a Lycian who he is, he will tell you his name, his mothers name, and so on in the line of female descent.

    Woman and Socialism | August Bebel
  • This last some represent as a Lycian, others as an Hyperborean: and by many he was esteemed an Egyptian.

British Dictionary definitions for Lycian


/ (ˈlɪsɪən) /

  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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