from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to the territory or people of Lusitania, a province of ancient Spain (Hispania), including almost all of modern Portugal and part of modern Spain, and now used as a political synonym of Portugal; hence, Portuguese.
- noun An inhabitant of ancient Lusitania or of modern Portugal; a Portuguese.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Pertaining to Lusitania, the ancient name of the region almost coinciding with Portugal.
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- adjective Alternative spelling of
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- adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Portugal or the people of Portugal or their language
- adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the region of Lusitania or its people or language
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It was an attempt by the colonial regime to reinforce the feeling of community through the creation of an image of an enemy that put the “lusitanian community” in danger.
“Eemian sediments were recognized because of the presence of lusitanian and mediterranean mollusc species.”
Noteworthy among the wars of the Spaniards against Roman domination are those of Viriathus (150-140 B.C.), a lusitanian chieftain; the struggle of Numantia (133), which imitated the example set by Saguntum; that of Sertorius, a partisan of Marius, who was proscribed by Sulla, fled to Spain, and there put himself at the head of the Spaniards.