Gordian Gor"di*an, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Gordiacea. [1913 Webster]

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  • Gordian — ist der Name folgender Personen: Gordian I. (* um 159; † 238) war für 20 Tage – nach einer Quelle von 19. März bis 9. April 238 – mit seinem Sohn Gordian II. als Mitregenten römischer Kaiser Gordian II. (* um 192; † 238), zwangsweise Mitregent… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gordian — GORDIÁN adj. (În sintagma) Nod gordian = dificultate extrem de mare, greu sau imposibil de rezolvat. [pr.: di an] – Din fr. [noeud] gordien. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  gordián adj. n. (sil. di an), pl. gordiéne (sil. die ) Trimis …   Dicționar Român

  • Gordian — may refer to: * Saint Gordianus, see article Gordianus and Epimachus *Gordian I, Roman emperor *Gordian II, Roman emperor, son of Gordian I *Gordian III, Roman emperor, grandson of Gordian I *Gordian Warrior, Japanese super robot anime in 1979… …   Wikipedia

  • Gordian — • There were three Roman emperors of this name, who reigned between A.D. 237 44, and all of whom met with violent deaths Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Gordian     Gordian      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Gordian — Gordian,   lateinisch Gordianus, römischer Kaiser:    1) Gordian I., eigentlich Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus, * Rom um 159, ✝ Karthago 238; im März 238 als Statthalter der Provinz Africa zum Gegenkaiser gege …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Gordian — Gor di*an, a. 1. Pertaining to Gordius, king of Phrygia, or to a knot tied by him; hence, intricate; complicated; inextricable. [1913 Webster] {Gordian knot}, an intricate knot tied by Gordius in the thong which connected the pole of the chariot… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gordian — /gawr dee euhn/, adj. 1. pertaining to Gordius, ancient king of Phrygia, who tied a knot (the Gordian knot) that, according to prophecy, was to be undone only by the person who was to rule Asia, and that was cut, rather than untied, by Alexander… …   Universalium

  • Gordian — /ˈgɔdiən/ (say gawdeeuhn) adjective 1. relating to Gordius, ancient king of Phrygia, in Asia Minor, who tied a knot (the Gordian knot) which was to be undone only by the person who should rule Asia. It was summarily cut by Alexander the Great in… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gordian — adjective a) Of or pertaining to Gordium, capital of Phrygia (now Yassihüyük in Turkey). b) Of the Gordian knot …   Wiktionary

  • Gordian — Gor·di·an || gɔːdjÉ™n adj. pertaining to King Gordius of Phrygia who tied an intricate knot which was only to be untied by the future king of Asia (Greek Mythology); resembling the Gordian knot in difficulty or complexity …   English contemporary dictionary

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