Definition of Phidian in English:

Phidian

(also Pheidian)

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or resembling the work of Phidias.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Phineas Fletcher (1582–1650), poet. From the name of Phidias (classical Latin Phīdiās, ancient Greek Φειδίας), Athenian sculptor (active 465–425) who directed the carving of the frieze and other sculptures at the Parthenon (447–432 b.c.) + -an.

Pronunciation

Phidian

/ˈfʌɪdɪən/