Definition of Massaliot in English:

Massaliot

(also Massiliot, Massaliote)

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of Massalia (modern Marseilles), a Greek colony founded around 600 b.c. on the Mediterranean coast of southern France, and renowned for its stable oligarchic government.

adjective

  • Of or belonging to Massalia or its inhabitants.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in George Grote (1794–1871), historian and politician. Partly from ancient Greek Μασσαλιῶται, plural, and partly from classical Latin Massilia Marseilles + -ote.

Pronunciation

Massaliot

/maˈsalɪət/