[ tir-ee-uh n ]
/ ˈtɪr i ən /


of or relating to ancient Tyre or its people.
of the color of Tyrian purple.


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Origin of Tyrian

1505–15; < Latin Tyri(us) (< Greek Týrios, derivative of Týros Tyre) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for tyrian

/ (ˈtɪrɪən) /


a native or inhabitant of ancient Tyre


of or relating to ancient Tyre
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