Chalcidian Chal*cid"i*an, n. [L. chalcis a lizard, Gr. chalki`s.] (Zo["o]l.) One of a tropical family of snakelike lizards ({Chalcid[ae]}), having four small or rudimentary legs. [1913 Webster]

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  • chalcidian — I. kalˈsidēən noun Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin Chalcid , Chalcis, city on Euboea Island, Greece (from Greek Chalkid , Chalkis) + English ian : a native or inhabitant of the city of Chalcis, Greece II …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chalcidian — adjective or noun see Chalcis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Chalcidian — See Chalcidice. * * * …   Universalium

  • chalcidian — chal·cid·i·an …   English syllables

  • Chalcidian helmet — Chalcidian pottery depicting Heracles fighting the monster Geryon, each of whose three heads is wearing a Chaldician helmet. A Chalcidian helmet or Chalcidian type helmet was a helmet made of bronze and worn by ancient warriors of the Hellenic… …   Wikipedia

  • chalcidian alphabet — noun Usage: usually capitalized C : any of the non Ionic Greek alphabets; specifically : that of the Chalcidian colonies of lower Italy and Sicily from which the Latin alphabet was developed * * * Chalcidian alphabet noun The alphabet used by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chalcidian League — ▪ Greek political organization       (432–348 BC), confederacy of the Greek cities of Chalcidice in northeastern Greece directed at first against Athens and later, after the defeat of Athens in the Peloponnesian War, against encroachment by… …   Universalium

  • Chalcidian alphabet — ▪ writing system also called  Chalcidic,         one of several variants of the Greek alphabet, used in western Greece (Évvoia) and in some of the Greek colonies in Italy (Magna Graecia); probably ancestral to the Etruscan alphabet. See Greek… …   Universalium

  • Chalkidian pottery — Animal on the back of a neck amphora by the Group of the Leipzig Amphora, circa 560/540 BC. Paris: Louvre. Chalcidian pottery is an important style of black figure Greek vase painting. The style s name is derived from the occasional presence of… …   Wikipedia

  • Greek alphabet — Writing system developed in Greece с 1000 BC, the direct or indirect ancestor of all modern European alphabets. Derived from the North Semitic alphabet via that of the Phoenicians, it modified an all consonant alphabet to represent vowels.… …   Universalium

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