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

First recorded in 1590–1600; Lyci(a) + -an
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Examples from the Web for lycian

Historical Examples

  • It is not a part of the Lycian body, but is an independent city.

    The Geography of Strabo, Volume III (of 3)


  • Phaselis also is a Lycian city, situated on the confines of Pamphylia.

  • An inscription in the Lycian and Latin was found on the monument.

    The Progress of Ethnology

    John Russell Bartlett

  • He pitch'd his spear, and to the Lycian Prince In terms of peace and amity replied.

  • He was much worshipped in Lycia, hence his oracles are often called 'Lycian lots.'

British Dictionary definitions for lycian


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