Phrygian cap
Phrygian cap Phryg"i*an cap` A close-fitting cap represented in Greek art as worn by Orientals, assumed to have been conical in shape. It has been adopted in modern art as the so-called {liberty cap}, or {cap of liberty}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Phrygian cap — a soft, conical cap represented in ancient Greek art as part of Phrygian or oriental dress and associated, since the late 18th and early 19th centuries, with the liberty cap. [1840 50] * * *       soft felt or wool conical headdress fitting… …   Universalium

  • phrygian cap — noun Usage: usually capitalized P : a close fitting cap represented in Greek art as conical and identified in modern art with the liberty cap compare bonnet rouge …   Useful english dictionary

  • PHRYGIAN CAP —    a cap worn by the Phrygians, and worn in modern times as the symbol of freedom …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Phrygian cap — 9th to end of 12th century. Common pointed cap with the apex turned over slightly towards the front …   Medieval glossary

  • Phrygian cap — the normal radiological appearance of the tip of the gall bladder, seen in a minority of cholecystograms (see cholecystography). Its name is derived from its resemblance to the characteristic Balkan headgear. * * * the appearance of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Phrygian cap — the normal radiological appearance of the tip of the gall bladder, seen in a minority of cholecystograms (see cholecystography). Its name is derived from its resemblance to the characteristic Balkan headgear …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • 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 — can refer to: *A person from Phrygia *Phrygian cap once characteristic of the region * Phrygian language *Phrygian mode in music * Phrygian Valley, a historic location in northwestern Turkey …   Wikipedia

  • cap of liberty — Phrygian cap Phryg i*an cap A close fitting cap represented in Greek art as worn by Orientals, assumed to have been conical in shape. It has been adopted in modern art as the so called {liberty cap}, or {cap of liberty}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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