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Lydia

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɪdɪə
 
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Definition of Lydia in English:

An ancient region of western Asia Minor, south of Mysia and north of Caria. It became a powerful kingdom in the 7th century bc but in 546 its final king, Croesus, was defeated by Cyrus and it was absorbed into the Persian empire. Lydia was probably the first realm to use coined money.

Derivatives

Lydian

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noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • The Medes and Lydians, when they observed the change, ceased fighting, and were alike anxious to have terms of peace agreed on.
  • Beginning around 2000 b.c., pre-Hittites, Hittites, Phrygians, Lydians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans had lived or ruled in the region.
  • Because Asia Minor had been home to Lydians, Hittites, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, and Ottomans over the centuries, it is dotted with historic monuments.

Words that rhyme with Lydia

Numidia

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