[roh-dee-uh n]


of or relating to the island Rhodes.


a native or inhabitant of Rhodes.

Origin of Rhodian

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

Historical Examples of rhodian

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

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


    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.


    Vernon Lee

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

    A Friend of Caesar

    William Stearns Davis

British Dictionary definitions for rhodian



of or relating to the island of Rhodes


a native or inhabitant of Rhodes
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