Phry·​gian ˈfri-j(ē-)ən How to pronounce Phrygian (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of ancient Phrygia
: the extinct Indo-European language of the Phrygians see Indo-European Languages Table
Phrygian adjective

Examples of Phrygian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, Rose agreed to a long-term loan of the 24 pieces to the Troy Museum in return for a license to carry on excavations at Gordion, the capital of the eighth-century B.C. Phrygian Empire, in central Anatolia. Joshua Hammer, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Phrygian was in the 15th century

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“Phrygian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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