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Phrygian

[ frij-ee-uhn ]
/ ˈfrɪdʒ i ən /
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adjective

of or relating to Phrygia, its people, or their language.

noun

a native or inhabitant of Phrygia.
an Indo-European language that was the language of Phrygia.

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Origin of Phrygian

From the Latin word Phrygiānus, dating back to 1570–80. See Phrygia, -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Phrygian

Phrygian
/ (ˈfrɪdʒɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to ancient Phrygia, its inhabitants, or their extinct language
music of or relating to an authentic mode represented by the natural diatonic scale from E to ESee Hypo-
music (of a cadence) denoting a progression that leads a piece of music out of the major key and ends on the dominant chord of the relative minor key

noun

a native or inhabitant of ancient Phrygia
an ancient language of Phrygia, belonging to the Thraco-Phrygian branch of the Indo-European family: recorded in a few inscriptions
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