American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient region of central Asia Minor in modern-day central Turkey. It was settled c. 1200 B.C. and flourished from the eighth to the sixth century, after which it came under the influence of Lydia, Persia, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium.
- n. historical Ancient kingdom in the west central part of Anatolia, in what is now modern-day Turkey. Capital: Gordium.
- n. an ancient country in western and central Asia Minor
- From Ancient Greek Φρυγία (Phrugia). (Wiktionary)
“Mater, in Phrygia called Cybele, self mutilated but not in memory of Atys; and by a host of other creeds: even Christianity, as sundry texts show,389 could not altogether cast out the old possession.”
“Amorium in Phrygia now Anatolia: Anbár is a town (before mentioned) on the Euphrates; by the rules of Arabic grammar the word is pronounced (though never written) Ambár.”
“Jerusalem to Rome, and the apostle's labors in Phrygia and Galatia lay quite out of the line of that direction [Baumgarten]. and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost -- speaking by some prophet, see on”
“Next come the dwellers in Phrygia and Pamphylia, which lay westward, the posterity of Japhet, as were also the strangers of Rome; there were some also that dwelt in the southern parts of Egypt, in the parts of Libya about Cyrene; there were also some from the island of Crete, and some from the deserts of”
“Some miles before they could reach Dorylaeum in Phrygia, the left, and least numerous, division was surprised, and attacked, and almost oppressed, by the Turkish cavalry.”
“The father of Theophilus was a native of Amorium 92 in Phrygia: the original seat of the Imperial house had been adorned with privileges and monuments; and, whatever might be the indifference of the people, Constantinople itself was scarcely of more value in the eyes of the sovereign and his court.”
“In a small town in Phrygia, of whose names as well as situation we are left ignorant, it should seem that the magistrates and the body of the people had embraced the Christian faith; and as some resistance might be apprehended to the execution of the edict, the governor of the province was supported by a numerous detachment of legionaries.”
“Thrace; the remains of the Ostrogoths were planted in Phrygia and”
“They Break New Ground in Phrygia and Galatia -- Their Course in That Direction Being Mysteriously Hedged Up, They Travel Westward to”
“It’s hard to peg the first true hat but the Phrygian cap (a soft red knitted hat, like the Smurfs wear) was being worn in Phrygia (of course) as well as Greece and Rome as early as the 4th century BCE.”
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