Chalybean
Chalybean Cha*lyb"e*an, a. [L. chalybe["i]us, fr. chalybs steel, Gr. ?.] 1. Of or pertaining to the Chalybes, an ancient people of Pontus in Asia Minor, celebrated for working in iron and steel. [1913 Webster]

2. Of superior quality and temper; -- applied to steel. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • chalybean — chal·y·be·an …   English syllables

  • chalybean — |kalə|bēən, kəˈlibēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin Chalybes (from Greek) + English an : of or belonging to the Chalybes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chal|y|be|an — «KAL uh BEE uhn, kuh LIHB ee», adjective. of or having to do with the Chalybes, an ancient people of Pontus in Asia Minor, famed as workers in iron and steel: »Chalybean temper d steel, and frock of mail Adamantean proof (Milton) …   Useful english dictionary

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