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a native or inhabitant of Caria.
the extinct language of Caria, not known to be related to any other language, written in a script derived from the Greek alphabet.
of or relating to Caria.
of or relating to the Carians or their language.
Historical Examples

Carian mercenaries at that time formed one of the most vigorous and best disciplined contingents in the armies of the period.
History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 8 (of 12) G. Maspero

Now, Carian, break This wand against yon lyre on the pedestal.
Endymion John Keats

The Carian No word return’d: both lovelorn, silent, wan,770 Into the vallies green together went.
Endymion John Keats

Perchance ’twas some Ionian beauty or Carian girl who had smitten him suddenly.
Saronia Richard Short

Mithridates retired in silence, much vexed at this; but the unhappy Carian, as often happens, was ruined by his own folly.
Plutarch’s Lives, Volume IV Aubrey Stewart

Whatever else they may have been, they were partially Carian on one side, and partially Greek on the other.
The Ethnology of Europe Robert Gordon Latham

A considerable number of short Carian inscriptions has been found, most of them in Egypt.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3 Various

It is declared through Asia that you should take a Carian for your experiment.
Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope

It is not necessary of course to suppose that these places were still in Carian hands when the Catalogue was composed.
The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick

He obtains sole power through the assistance of Greek and Carian mercenaries, who are continued as a standing army in the country.
A Manual of Ancient History A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren


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