Phrygian
Phrygian Phryg"i*an, a. [L. Phrygius, Gr. ?, fr. ? Phrygia, a country of Asia Minor.] Of or pertaining to Phrygia, or to its inhabitants. [1913 Webster]

{Phrygian mode} (Mus.), one of the ancient Greek modes, very bold and vehement in style; -- so called because fabled to have been invented by the Phrygian Marsyas. --Moore (Encyc. of Music).

{Phrygian stone}, a light, spongy stone, resembling a pumice, -- used by the ancients in dyeing, and said to be drying and astringent. [1913 Webster]


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  • Phrygian — late 15c., native of Phrygia, region in ancient Asia Minor; Phrygian mode in Greek music theory is from 1570s (it was held to be of a warlike character ). Phrygian cap (1796) was the type adopted by freed slaves in Roman times, and subsequently… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Phrygian — Phryg i*an, n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Phrygia. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl. Hist.) A Montanist. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phrygian — [frij′ē ən, frij′ən] adj. of Phrygia or its people, language, or culture n. 1. a person born or living in Phrygia 2. the extinct Indo European language of the ancient Phrygians, preserved only in fragmentary inscriptions …   English World dictionary

  • Phrygian — n. & adj. n. 1 a native or inhabitant of ancient Phrygia in central Asia Minor. 2 the language of this people. adj. of or relating to Phrygia or its people or language. Phrases and idioms: Phrygian bonnet (or cap) an ancient conical cap with the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phrygian — noun Date: 15th century 1. a native or inhabitant of ancient Phrygia 2. the extinct Indo European language of the Phrygians see Indo European languages table • Phrygian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Phrygian — 1. adjective Of or relating to Phrygia, its people, their language, or their culture. 2. noun a) A native or inhabitant of Phrygia. b) The language of the Phrygian people …   Wiktionary

  • Phrygian — /frij ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Phrygia, its people, or their language. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Phrygia. 3. an Indo European language that was the language of Phrygia. [1570 80; < L Phrygianus. See PHRYGIA, AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Phrygian — ISO 639 3 Code : xpg ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Ancient …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • Phrygian — adj. of or pertaining to Phrygia (the ancient region in southwestern Asia Minor) n. native or inhabitant of Phrygia …   English contemporary dictionary

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