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[zan-thee-uh n]
  1. of or relating to the ancient city of Xanthus.
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Origin of Xanthian

First recorded in 1675–85; Xanth(us) + -ian
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Historical Examples of xanthian

  • While following in the track of Mr Fellowes, he caught the fatal Xanthian fever; and after many relapses died here.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847


  • In 1845 he was knighted “as an acknowledgment of his services in the removal of the Xanthian antiquities to this country.”

British Dictionary definitions for xanthian


  1. of or relating to the ancient Lycian city of Xanthus or its inhabitants
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