[frij-ee-uh n] /ˈfrɪdʒ i ən/

of or relating to Phrygia, its people, or their language.
a native or inhabitant of Phrygia.
an Indo-European language that was the language of Phrygia.
of or relating to ancient Phrygia, its inhabitants, or their extinct language
(music) of or relating to an authentic mode represented by the natural diatonic scale from E to E See Hypo-
(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
a native or inhabitant of ancient Phrygia
an ancient language of Phrygia, belonging to the Thraco-Phrygian branch of the Indo-European family: recorded in a few inscriptions

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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