Definition of Thessalian in US English:

Thessalian

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of the Greek region of Thessaly or its inhabitants.

    ‘the dish was undoubtedly a Thessalian invention’
    • ‘In 196 BC Rome established a new Thessalian Confederacy which survived the absorption of the area into the Roman province of Macedonia.’
    • ‘He also commanded all his Thessalian subjects to mourn for her.’
    • ‘Whether the words underlying these names belong to the Thessalian dialect is impossible to say.’
    • ‘This book is a collaboration focused on Thessalian mythology.’
    • ‘The rocks sit between the Thessalian plain in the east and the Pindos mountains in the west.’

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of the Greek region of Thessaly.

    ‘a Thessalian who was slain by the Trojans’
    • ‘The oracle ordered the Thessalians to sail to Troy each year to sacrifice to Achilles.’
    • ‘Come then, friend, show us what a Thessalian can really do.’
    • ‘The Thessalians all around the world returned to their homeland.’
    • ‘In the spring of 480, the Thessalians recommended a defensive position at the Vale of Tempe.’
    • ‘The Thessalians cultivated grain, horses and cattle.’

Pronunciation

Thessalian

/θɛˈseɪliən//THeˈsālēən/