Phrygian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Phrygian a Thraco-Phrygian language spoken by the ancient inhabitants of Phrygia and now extinct--preserved only in a few inscriptions
    • n Phrygian a native or inhabitant of Phrygia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Phrygian (Eccl. Hist) A Montanist.
    • Phrygian A native or inhabitant of Phrygia.
    • a Phrygian Of or pertaining to Phrygia, or to its inhabitants.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Phrygian Pertain ing to Phrygia, an ancient province or country in the interior of Asia Minor, or to the Phry gians.
    • n Phrygian A native or an inhabitant of Phrygia.
    • n Phrygian In ecclesiastical history, same as Montanist.
    • n Phrygian An ancient language spoken in Phrygia, of which no record remains except some isolated words and proper names preserved in Greek literature. Upon these evidences the language is now classed as one of the Indo-European family.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Phrygian frij′i-an pertaining to Phrygia in Asia Minor, or to the Phrygians
    • n Phrygian a native of Phrygia: a Montanist
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Phrygius, Gr. , fr. Phrygia, a country of Asia Minor

Usage

In literature:

I spend my life-tide couch't beneath high-towering Phrygian peaks?
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
The stranger was dressed in the Phrygian cap, and simple garb of a Sicilian mariner.
"The Pirate of the Mediterranean" by W.H.G. Kingston
Marsyas was the son of Hyagnis, the inventor of a peculiar kind of flute, and of the Phrygian measure.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Dares the Phrygian, 128 ff., 134, 297, 299.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
Kept closely under control, the Phrygian worship led an obscure existence until the establishment of the empire.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
O right Phrygian women, not even Phrygian men!
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Nor do the Phrygians experience at small expense of blood what the Grecian right hand can do.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
The names 'Lydian,' 'Phrygian,' &c., look like Pagan.
"Cardinal Newman as a Musician" by Edward Bellasis
The philologist, his embroidered vests, Corinthian vases, and Phrygian marble.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 5, May 1810" by Various
The Phrygian practice of excision was regarded, probably, as a sacrifice.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
Beneath the mighty rocks of Sipylos stood the palace of Tantalos, the Phrygian King, gleaming with the blaze of gold and jewels.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Through every Phrygian town; the tale employ'd The tongues of all mankind.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
Sleeve-coated folk, O ribbon-coifed, not even Phrygian men, But Phrygian wives, to Dindymus the high go get ye then!
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
What a wide interval from the simplicity of its Phrygian original!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 57, No. 351, January 1845" by Various
Papas, a Phrygian god, 183.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
Phrygian stuffs were all woollen, and that gold was woven or embroidered on them.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
And I have just got that work of the Professor's about the Phrygians, and want to talk about it frightfully badly.
"The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen" by Elizabeth von Arnim
It was probably founded on the site of a Phrygian sanctuary, by Seleucus Nicator, before 280 B.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
The Phrygian power was broken in the 9th or 8th century B.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
In some barracks Phrygian caps were as common as the regulation head-gear.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
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In poetry:

As the shepherd stood before them
Trembling in the Phrygian dell,
Even so my soul and being
Owned the magic of the spell;
"The Buried Flower" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
Rouse up thy self, my gentle Muse,
Though now our green conceits be gray,
And yet once more do not refuse
To take thy Phrygian Harp, and play
In honour of this chearful Day.
"An Ode To The King, At His Returning From Scotland To The Queen, After His Coronation There" by Sir Henry Wotton
Her influence taught the Phrygian sage
A tyrant master's wanton rage
With settled smiles to meet;
Inur'd to toil and bitter bread
He bow'd his meek submitted head,
And kiss'd thy sainted feet.
"Hymn To Content" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
And you also follow him 'neath Phrygian pine shade:
Thyrsis and Daphnis upon whittled reeds,
And how ten sins can corrupt young maidens;
Kids for a bribe and pressed udders,
Happy selling poor loves for cheap apples.
"Homage To Sextus Propertius - XII" by Ezra Pound

In news:

WHEN John Adams cruised onto listeners' radar screens in 1980, with his "Shaker Loops" and "Phrygian Gates" (both composed in 1977), on an LP from the small, now defunct label 1750 Arch, three things were immediately apparent.
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