Lydian definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or regarding Lydia or its individuals, language, or culture.
    • with respect to Lydia, or its men and women, language or culture.
    • Designating a mode of ancient greek language music, reputed is light and effeminate.
    • Of or regarding Lydia, a country of Asia small, or even its inhabitants; ergo, smooth; effeminate; -- said particularly of one associated with the ancient greek language modes or tips, the music by which had been of a soft, ridiculous, or voluptuous personality.
  • noun:
    • A native or inhabitant of Lydia.
    • A language associated with the extinct Anatolian part of Indo-European, within inscriptions associated with 4th century B.C. in western chicken.
    • A native or inhabitant of ancient Lydia.
    • An inhabitant of ancient Lydia.
    • an Anatolian language
  • proper-noun:
    • An extinct Indo-European language within the Anatolian subgroup.
  • others:
    • Of or pertaining to Lydia, an ancient country of Asia Minor, bordering on the Ægean sea, or to its inhabitants: as, the Lydian empire (including under Crœsus, its last king, famous for his wealth, a large part of Asia Minor); Lydian coins; Lydian luxury.

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