Lydian

Lydian
1. noun
a) A native or inhabitant of ancient Lydia.
b) An extinct Indo-European language in the Anatolian subgroup.
a) Pertaining to Lydia, or its people, language or culture.

And all the while sweet Musicke did diuide / Her looser notes with Lydian harmony [...].

b) Designating a mode of ancient Greek music, reputed to be light and effeminate.

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  • Lydian — may refer to:* Lydian language, an ancient Anatolian language * Lydian script * Lydian mode, one of the modes derived from ancient Greek music * Lydian (typeface), a decorative typeface * Lydia, an ancient kingdom in western Anatolia * Lydian… …   Wikipedia

  • Lydian — Lyd i*an, a. [L. Lydius, fr. Lydia, Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to Lydia, a country of Asia Minor, or to its inhabitants; hence, soft; effeminate; said especially of one of the ancient Greek modes or keys, the music in which was of a soft, pathetic …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lydian — [lid′ēən] adj. 1. of Lydia or its people, language, or culture 2. a) soft; gentle; effeminate b) voluptuous; sensual n. 1. a person born or living in Lydia 2. the language spoken by the Lydians, an extinct Anatolian language …   English World dictionary

  • Lydian — noun Date: 15th century 1. a native or inhabitant of Lydia 2. an Anatolian language of the Indo European language family see Indo European languages table • Lydian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Lydian — adj. & n. n. 1 a native or inhabitant of ancient Lydia in W. Asia Minor. 2 the language of this people. adj. of or relating to the people of Lydia or their language. Phrases and idioms: Lydian mode Mus. the mode represented by the natural… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lydian stone — Lydian Lyd i*an, a. [L. Lydius, fr. Lydia, Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to Lydia, a country of Asia Minor, or to its inhabitants; hence, soft; effeminate; said especially of one of the ancient Greek modes or keys, the music in which was of a soft,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lydian mode — Due to historical confusion, Lydian mode can refer to two very different musical modes or diatonic scales. Greek Lydian mode The Lydian mode is named after the ancient kingdom of Lydia in Anatolia. In Greek music theory it was based on the Lydian …   Wikipedia

  • Lydian language — For other uses, see Lydian (disambiguation). Lydian Spoken in Lydia Extinct 1st c. BC Language family Indo European Anatolian …   Wikipedia

  • Lydian script — Infobox Writing system name=Lydian languages=Lydian language type=Alphabet time=700 200 BCE sample= imagesize=270px fam1=Greek alphabet sisters=Other Alphabets of Asia Minor iso15924=LydiLydian script was used to write the Lydian language. That… …   Wikipedia

  • Lydian language —       one of the ancient Anatolian languages. Documents in Lydian number more than a hundred, including inscriptions on stone and coins and graffiti on various objects. The vast majority were found by American excavators in and around Sardis, the …   Universalium

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