Libyan

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Libyan of or relating to Libya or its people "the Libyan desert","Libyan terrorists"
    • n Libyan a native or inhabitant of Libya
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Libyan Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, the country Libya or its inhabitants.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Libyan Of or pertaining to Libya. Libya was the ancient Greek name of that part of northern Africa which lies between Egypt and the Atlantic, but especially of the country immediately west of Egypt. The term was also used by the Greeks as the name of the whole continent of Africa.
    • Libyan Belonging to or concerning a branch of the Hamitic family of languages found in and about ancient Libya. Also called Berber.
    • n Libyan A member of the primitive race inhabiting ancient Libya; a Berber.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Libyan lib′yan of Libya, northern Africa from Egypt to the Atlantic
    • n Libyan a native thereof
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Usage

In literature:

On his threatening to evict them, they sent a body of Libyans against him.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 9 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
They were not related to the negroes, but rather to the Amorites or Libyans.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
And now Ibrahim struck his donkey again, and they went on rapidly towards the Libyan mountains.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
Meanwhile the Libyan fleet approached the coast and became the prime cause of their destruction.
"Dio's Rome, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Cassius Dio
The second man was a Bedouin: a camel-driver of the Libyan Desert.
"The Lighted Match" by Charles Neville Buck
Round them lie The Libyan plains, a people rough in war.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Those of Aunu and the Haunch were opposite to each other, the first on the Arabian, the latter on the Libyan bank of the Nile.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 1 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
There could not surely be two such short, sturdy figures or such large, colourless faces in the Libyan desert.
"A Desert Drama Being The Tragedy Of The "Korosko"" by A. Conan Doyle
Punic is the realm thou seest, Tyrian the people, and the city of Agenor's kin; but their borders are Libyan, a race unassailable in war.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
I would have it on the Libyan shore.
"Tutors' Lane" by Wilmarth Lewis
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In poetry:

'Tis the signal Thebes hath waited,
Libyan Thebes, the hundred-gated:
Rouse, and robe thee, River-priest
For thy dedication feast!
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
And who sifting the Libyan sand can find
The tracery of a human hand,
The faint impression of an absent mind,
The fade-out of a soldier's day dream?
"Heroes" by Kathleen Raine
See the poor native quit the Libyan shores,
Ah! not in Love's delightful fetters bound!
No radiant smile his dying peace restores,
Nor love, nor fame, nor friendship, heals his wound.
"Elegy XX. He Compares His Humble Fortune With the Distress of Others" by William Shenstone
When the rough North forgets to howl,
And Ocean's billows cease to roll;
When Libyan sands are bound in frost,
And cold to Nova Zembla's lost!
When heavenly bodies cease to move,
My blue-eyed Ann I'll cease to love.
"Blue-Eyed Ann" by Tobias Smollett

In news:

Tripoli —Youssef Sawani did not recognize the Saif Qaddafi who appeared on Libyan state television shortly after revolution erupted across the country earlier this year.
Running Start for Libyan Mission.
Libyans find freedom at Moammar Gaddafi's Abu Salim prison in Tripoli.
Omran Shaaban , one of the men credited for capturing former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has died.
Sharia law is set to guide Libyan legislation, but the transitional government insists it will be moderate.
Oct 23, 2011: In this image taken from video, Libyans cheer as the National Transitional Council declares Libya's liberation after an eight-month civil war.
Two fighters, shoulder to shoulder , show the diversity of the Libyan rebel forces.
Sojourner Truth, The Libyan Sibyl .
Unrest spreads to Libyan capital, Arab protests simmer .
Domonstrators protest against Libya's Muammar Gaddafi outside the Libyan Embassy in London February 20, 2011.
Libyans single out leader in US consulate attack.
NATO leader urges the Libyan government to prevent reprisals.
Gaddafi's forces renew attacks on rebel-held Libyan port city of Misurata.
A Libyan man walks past the closed US consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on October 11, 2012.
TRIPOLI, Libya – A Libyan military court looking into the assassination of a rebel commander has summoned the former transitional leader as witness.
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