Definition of Lydian in English:


Syllabification: Lyd·i·an
Pronunciation: /ˈlidēən


  • 1A native or inhabitant of Lydia.
  • 2The Anatolian language of the Lydians, of which some inscriptions and other texts have survived in a version of the Greek alphabet.
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    • The simple songs and chants would be based not only on major and minor tonalities, but also on Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian and Locrian.


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  • Of or relating to the Lydians or their language.
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    • There is clear evidence of a double standard in Schaps' consideration of the Lydian evidence.
    • She is a Lydian girl who is an excellent weaver.
    • And no mistake; Croesus had indeed enjoyed a delicious lunch of lam and turtle meat, a Lydian delicacy, four days back.

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