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Relating to or characteristic of the ancient region of Lydia in western Asia Minor or its inhabitants.‘a Lydian girl who is an excellent weaver’
- ‘The Lydian coins they excavated are mostly dated to the seventh and earlier sixth centuries BCE.’
- ‘He mentioned in his writings the Lydian king Gyges, who died c. 652 BC, and a total solar eclipse which was almost certainly that of 6 April 648.’
- ‘Fans of archaeology shouldn't miss the Istanbul Archaeological Museums which are exhibiting the Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great and various Lydian tombs.’
1A native or inhabitant of the ancient region of Lydia in western Asia Minor.‘they were conquered in the sixth century by Lydians’
- ‘The view that coinage was invented by the Lydians is one that is generally accepted by scholars.’
- ‘Although the treasury of King Croesus held great quantities of gold and silver plate, the Lydians clearly loved fine ceramic wares imported from Greece.’
- ‘At the beginning of the second book of Plato's Republic, Glaucon challenges Socrates, and his idea of justice, with a myth concerning the ancestor of Gyges, the Lydian.’
2The Anatolian language of the Lydians, of which some inscriptions and other texts have survived in a version of the Greek alphabet.
- ‘Most of the datable inscriptions from Sardis before the Hellenistic period use the Lydian language and alphabet.’
- ‘Lydian has personal suffixes like the Semitic languages.’
- ‘A tablet was turned up which revealed a bilingual inscription in Lydian and Aramaic.’
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