Lycian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Lycian an Anatolian language
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Lycian Of or pertaining to Lycia, a mountainous district in southwestern Asia Minor, projecting into the Mediterranean sea, and inhabited in ancient times by a distinct race. See II.
    • n Lycian An inhabitant of Lycia; especially, one of a race inhabiting ancient Lycia, Aryan or In-do-European in language, as is shown by important inscriptions in a peculiar character recently recovered and elucidated. The Lycians seem to have exerted considerable influence in early days on the Greeks, especially through their worship of Apollo. Interesting monuments of their architecture and sculpture have been brought together in European museums, notably in the British Museum. Some sculptures found in Lycia vie in refinement with the riper archaic art of Attica. See harpy monument, under harpy.
    • Lycian Wolf-slaying: an epithet applied to Apollo.
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Usage

In literature:

She shakes her myrtle jav'lin; and, behind, Her Lycian quiver dances in the wind.
"The Aeneid" by Virgil
After he had crossed the Xanthus most of the Lycian towns tendered their submission.
"A Smaller History of Greece" by William Smith
Sarpedon and Glaucus led the Lycians from their distant land, by the eddying waters of the Xanthus.
"The Iliad" by Homer
What need I speak of the presents he made to the Lycians and Samnians?
"The Wars of the Jews or History of the Destruction of Jerusalem" by Flavius Josephus
SARPEDON, the "Nestor" and king of the Lycians, was son of Zeus and Europa.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Then we went to the Lycian Room.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
Jason, the Lycian, having been slain, his dog refused to take food, and died of famine.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume II (of X) - Rome" by Various
Therefore Minerva turned his thoughts towards the multitude of the Lycians.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
In cases, as for instance the ancient Lycians, the men were treated with harshness and abuse.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The Lycians, in whose country it was found, were accustomed to bury their dead at the top of such towers.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
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In poetry:

Dwelling on Asiatic ground,
North east of Rhodes, we're told,
The ancient Lycians were found,
A people brave and bold.
"Enigma XXVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
The Lycian sage, my "reverend" sir,
Had not your chances ample;
But, after all, I must prefer
His perfect, pure example.
"A Hyde Park Larrikin" by Henry Kendall
And from the brick-built Lycian tomb what
horrible Chimera came
With fearful heads and fearful flame to breed
new wonders from your womb?
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde

In news:

Lycian Stage Lighting 1250KB Followspot.
The Lycian 1250KB followspot is designed for throws of 30'-125' using a Philips Hi-Brite FastFit 1,200W, 80V lamp.
The sun-kissed beaches of Myra, the Lycian Way and the bustling bazaars of Gaziantep are showcased.
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