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Phrygian

[frij-ee-uh n] /ˈfrɪdʒ i ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Phrygia, its people, or their language.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Phrygia.
3.
an Indo-European language that was the language of Phrygia.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin Phrygiānus. See Phrygia, -an
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British Dictionary definitions for phrygians

Phrygian

/ˈfrɪdʒɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to ancient Phrygia, its inhabitants, or their extinct language
2.
(music) of or relating to an authentic mode represented by the natural diatonic scale from E to E See Hypo-
3.
(music) (of a cadence) denoting a progression that leads a piece of music out of the major key and ends on the dominant chord of the relative minor key
noun
4.
a native or inhabitant of ancient Phrygia
5.
an ancient language of Phrygia, belonging to the Thraco-Phrygian branch of the Indo-European family: recorded in a few inscriptions
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Word Origin and History for phrygians

Phrygian

late 15c., "native of Phrygia," region in ancient Asia Minor; Phrygian mode in ancient Greek music theory was held to be "of a warlike character." Phrygian cap (1796) was the type adopted by freed slaves in Roman times, and subsequently identified as the cap of Liberty.

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