What does Phrygian mean?

Definitions for Phrygian
ˈfrɪdʒ i ənphry·gian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Phrygiannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Phrygia

  2. Phrygiannoun

    a Thraco-Phrygian language spoken by the ancient inhabitants of Phrygia and now extinct--preserved only in a few inscriptions


  1. Phrygiannoun

    A native or inhabitant of Phrygia.

  2. Phrygianadjective

    Of or relating to Phrygia, its people, their language, or their culture.

  3. Phrygiannoun

    The language of the Phrygian people.


  1. phrygian

    Phrygian, originally referring to the ancient Phrygians who were an ancient Indo-European people, is now most commonly associated with music theory. It refers to a specific mode of the diatonic scale that is often perceived as having a mysterious or Spanish quality. In the phrygian mode, the second note of the scale is a half step higher than the root note, producing a distinct and often exotic sound. This mode is commonly used in Spanish flamenco music and in various forms of metal and rock.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Phrygianadjective

    of or pertaining to Phrygia, or to its inhabitants

  2. Phrygiannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Phrygia

  3. Phrygiannoun

    a Montanist

  4. Etymology: [L. Phrygius, Gr. Fry`gios, fr. Frygi`a Phrygia, a country of Asia Minor.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Phrygian

    frij′i-an, adj. pertaining to Phrygia in Asia Minor, or to the Phrygians.—n. a native of Phrygia: a Montanist.—Phrygian cap, a conical cap with the top turned forward.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Phrygian in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Phrygian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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