Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Idalium, an ancient city of Cyprus.

Etymologies

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Idalium +‎ -an

Examples

  • "Idalian": Idalium was a town in Cyprus where Aphrodite was worshipped

    Sappho and Phaon

  • Ascanius 'limbs, and lifts him lulled in her lap to the tall Idalian groves of her deity, where soft amaracus folds him round with the shadowed sweetness of its odorous blossoms.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Next, where the crest of Eryx is neighbour to the stars, a dwelling is founded to Venus the Idalian;

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • The man who has climbed to the Idalian spring comes down benevolent.

    Apologia Diffidentis

  • Such is your Idalian Aphrodite ten years after marriage, when to her matured charms the beauty of her girlhood should be as moonlight unto sunlight and as water unto wine.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

  • Why then had he turned him from Pallas and worshipped at the shrine of the false Idalian Queen?

    The World's Desire

  • "Idalian Aphrodite beautiful," as she should be, but with a warm and piquant spice of girlish resentment in her attitude, that Paris should pause for an instant, which is altogether delicious.

    Italian Journeys

  • F occurs in the same place also on the Idalian tablet of

    Atlantis : the antediluvian world

  • But fairest Aphrodite saw him from the highest Idalian peak, and she pitied his youth and his beauty, and leapt up from her golden throne; and like a falling star she cleft the sky, and left a trail of glittering light, till she stooped to the Isle of the Sirens, and snatched their prey from their claws.

    Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children

  • Have pity on his passion! and fancy that he who wooes thee is here present, pleading with my lips; fear, too, the avenging Deities, and the Idalian

    The Metamorphoses of Ovid Literally Translated into English Prose, with Copious Notes and Explanations

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