What does lydian mean?

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ˈlɪd i ənly·di·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lydian(noun)

    an Anatolian language


  1. Lydian(Noun)

    A native or inhabitant of ancient Lydia.

  2. Lydian(Adjective)

    Pertaining to Lydia, or its people, language or culture.

  3. Lydian(Adjective)

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

  4. Lydian(ProperNoun)

    An extinct Indo-European language in the Anatolian subgroup.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lydian(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [L. Lydius, fr. Lydia, Gr. .]


  1. Lydian

    Lydian is a typeface designed by Warren Chappell for American Type Founders in 1938. While the stressed letter designs suggest a calligraphic style, this is considered a sans-serif font. It is available in bold, italic, and condensed, as well as a Cursive variant. The original foundry font was commissioned and cast by American Type Founders and included an alternate capital A with a cross bar and the original italic used old-style figures for numerals. The various members of the family were introduced over the course of eight years: ⁕Lydian + Italic ⁕Lydian Bold + Italic ⁕Lydian Cursive ⁕Lydian Condensed + Italic It was used by the International Baccalaureate Organization in their document section headings until 2007. A U.S. design patent was applied for on 11 January 1939 and was granted on 3 October 1939. Lucille Ball used the font effectively for the end credits of both her later color television series The Lucy Show - the later episodes - and its immediate successor Here's Lucy It was also used for the on-screen credits on the television series Friends.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lydian

    lid′i-an, adj. pertaining to Lydia in Asia Minor: of an ancient Greek mode of music: (mus.) soft and slow: luxurious and effeminate.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lydian in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lydian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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