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Rhodian

[roh-dee-uh n]
adjective
  1. of or relating to the island Rhodes.
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Rhodes.
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Origin of Rhodian

First recorded in 1585–95; Rhod(es) + -ian
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Examples from the Web for rhodian

Historical Examples

  • A peristyle that has one such higher colonnade is called a Rhodian peristyle.

    Ten Books on Architecture

    Vitruvius

  • A Rhodian had a grand plan, he said, for taking the army across.

    Callias

    Alfred John Church

  • They used to be fairly well kept in those days by the Rhodian ships.

    Lords of the World

    Alfred John Church

  • He had forgotten the Rhodian ware, and rather resented its existence.

    Vanitas

    Vernon Lee

  • A Rhodian merchantman came speeding into the haven with news.

    A Friend of Caesar

    William Stearns Davis


British Dictionary definitions for rhodian

Rhodian

adjective
  1. of or relating to the island of Rhodes
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Rhodes
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