Lydian

noun
Lyd·​i·​an | \ ˈli-dē-ən How to pronounce Lydian (audio) \

Definition of Lydian

1 : a native or inhabitant of Lydia
2 : an Anatolian language of the Indo-European language family — see Indo-European Languages Table

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Lydian adjective

First Known Use of Lydian

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lydian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lydian. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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