Definition of Delphian

1. Adjective. Of or relating to Delphi or to the oracles of Apollo at Delphi. "Delphic oracle"

Exact synonyms: Delphic
Partainyms: Delphi, Delphi
Derivative terms: Delphi

Definition of Delphian

1. a. Delphic.

Definition of Delphian

1. Adjective. Of or relating to Delphi in Greece; Delphic. ¹

2. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Delphi. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delphian

Delivered Duty Paid
Delivered Duty Unpaid
Delivered Ex Quay
Delivered Ex Ship
Delmonico steak
Delmonico steaks
Delonix regia
Delphian (current term)
Delphic oracle
Delphinapterus leucas
Delphinium ajacis
Delphinus delphis

Literary usage of Delphian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of Greek Coins: Central Greece (Locris, Phocis, Boeotia and Euboea) by Barclay Vincent Head, Reginald Stuart Poole, British Museum Dept. of Coins and Medals (1884)
"Delphian Types. & ' ' ' the god of flocks and herds, under which aspect he was widely revered in the ancient world, ..."

2. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1862)
"... leads him to describe, with peculiar seriousness, the divine judgements which fell on all Miserable those concerned in despoiling the Delphian temple. ..."

3. A Short Manual of Comparative Philology for Classical Students by Peter Giles (1901)
"PHOCIAN INCLUDING Delphian 630. The majority of the inscriptions are records at ... (6) The nom. plural is used for the ace. in one of the oldest Delphian ..."

4. The History of Greece by William Mitford (1823)
"SECTION V. Judicial Inquiry into Dilapidation of Ihe Delphian ... concerning the dilapidation of the Delphian treasury, of which Diodorus has given a report ..."

5. The History and Antiquities of the Doric Race by Karl Otfried Müller (1830)
"The Delphian oracle was more favourable to this tradition than to that of Delos. ... The identity of the Boeotian with the Delphian worship of Apollo was ..."

6. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 93 by Harvard University (1898)
"THE Delphian HYMN TO APOLLO.1 Several finds have been made recently at Delphi of inscrip- tional poems ..."

7. The Cults of the Greek States by Lewis Richard Farnell (1907)
"... of a bitter rivalry between the two Apolline centres, which at an early period might have lowered the authority of the Delphian. But we do not find any. ..."

8. Pericles and the Golden Age of Athens by Evelyn Abbott (1892)
"CHAPTER V. DECADENCE OF SPARTA—REVOLT OF THE HELOTS— BREACH BETWEEN SPARTA AND ATHENS. Decadence of Sparta—Invasion of Thessaly—Attempt on the Delphian ..."

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