Definition of Idalian in English:

Idalian

adjective

  • Belonging or relating to the ancient town of Idalium in Cyprus, where Aphrodite was worshipped.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in George Turberville (c1543–c1597), poet and translator. From classical Latin Īdalius of or relating to Idalium, used especially of things connected with Aphrodite (from Īdalium, a town in Cyprus sacred to Aphrodite from Hellenistic Greek Ιδάλιον) + -an.

Pronunciation

Idalian

/ʌɪˈdeɪlɪən/