Definition of Lydian stone. Meaning of Lydian stone. Synonyms of Lydian stone

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word Lydian stone. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word Lydian stone and, of course, Lydian stone synonyms and on the right images related to the word Lydian stone.

Definition of Lydian stone

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, pathetic, or voluptuous character. Softly sweet in Lydian measures, Soon he soothed his soul to pleasures. --Dryden. Lydian stone, a flint slate used by the ancients to try gold and silver; a touchstone. See Basanite.

Meaning of Lydian stone from wikipedia

- finer grain than jasper, and less splintery than hornstone. It was the Lydian stone or touchstone of the ancients. It is mentioned and its use described...
- The Lydians (known as Sparda to the Achaemenids, Old Persian cuneiform 𐎿𐎱𐎼𐎭) were an Anatolian people living in Lydia, a region in western Anatolia...
- Lydian (𐤮𐤱𐤠𐤭𐤣𐤶𐤯𐤦𐤳 Śfardẽtis[citation needed] "[language] of Sardis") is an extinct Indo-European Anatolian language spoken in the region of Lydia...
- century BC. The endonym Śfard (the name the Lydians called themselves) survives in bilingual and trilingual stone-carved notices of the Achaemenid Empire:...
- in contemporary inscriptions in Lydian language. In 2019, D. S****eville and K. Euler published a research of Lydian coins apparently minted during his...
- Cyrus built his empire by first conquering the Median Empire, then the Lydian Empire, and eventually the Neo-Babylonian Empire. He led an expedition into...
- Gr**** region of Magnesia itself (whence came the colonist who founded the Lydian city); see, for example, "Magnet". Language Hat blog. 28 May 2005. Retrieved...
- Proto-Anatolian Hittite Palaic Luwic Luwian Lycian Milyan Carian Sidetic Pisidian (?) Lydian The phonology of the Anatolian languages preserves distinctions lost in...
- Graecae 2.302a), the Lydian word for the double-bitted axe. (Gr****: πέλεκυς, pélekus). Plutarch relates that the word labrys was a Lydian word for "axe": Λυδοὶ...
- to Lydian period that belong to the nobility. A large number of smaller artificial mounds can also be observed in the site. There are other Lydian tumuli...
Loading...