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Libyan

[lib-ee-uh n] /ˈlɪb i ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Libya or its inhabitants.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Libya.
3.
a Berber language of ancient Libya.
Origin of Libyan
1535-1545
1535-45; Liby(a) + -an
Related forms
pro-Libyan, adjective, noun
trans-Libyan, adjective
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  • Three Libyan standards are captured: the ram, the lion, and the sparrow-hawk!

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • So the maiden Kyrene came to the Libyan land, and there Aristaios, her child, was born.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • The barren mountain that looks off upon the great Libyan desert, is honeycombed with vast and silent halls of the dead.

    From Egypt to Japan Henry M. Field
  • "The Libyan desert," said the dragoman, with a proud wave of his hand.

    A Desert Drama A. Conan Doyle
  • Libyan and Beja are the best-preserved types, and the latter especially may be called the Sanskrit of Hamitic.

British Dictionary definitions for Libyan

Libyan

/ˈlɪbɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Libya, its people, or its language
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Libya
3.
the extinct Hamitic language of ancient Libya
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