Definition of Samian in English:

Samian

Line breaks: Sa¦mian
Pronunciation: /ˈseɪmɪən
 
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noun

A native or inhabitant of Samos.
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  • The Samians were among the most active of the Greek traders with Egypt.
  • He writes in the third century AD that: -…he formed a school in the city [of Samos], the ‘semicircle’ of Pythagoras, which is known by that name even today, in which the Samians hold political meetings.
  • It came successively under Etruscan and Greek influences, and in c. 424 BC was occupied by the Samians.

adjective

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Relating to Samos.
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  • So she was the patron goddess of Samos and had a spectacular temple there, along with Samian rituals; she also had an important shrine at Argos, strategically placed on an area of disputed territory, where she was also patron goddess.
  • In the earliest phase, for example, colour-coated beakers are seen as uniquely appropriate for young people, both as urns and accessory vessels; and at all times small Samian cups were only ever found with children younger than eight.
  • The second grave also contained a bronze and a glass jug, several Samian bowls, a bronze lampholder and a range of coarser pottery including a small beaker.

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