Definition of Molossian in English:

Molossian

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Molossia in ancient Epirus.

  • 2A Molossian dog.

adjective

  • 1Of or relating to Molossia in ancient Epirus.

  • 2Designating or relating to a breed of large dog resembling a mastiff, said to have originated in Molossia in ancient Epirus.

Origin

Mid 16th century. From ancient Greek Μολοσσία, the name of a district in the centre of Epirus, a region of ancient Greece now forming part of north-western Greece and southern Albania + -an. Compare -ian.

Pronunciation

Molossian

/məˈlɒsɪən/