from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Xanthus, an ancient town on Asia Minor; -- applied especially to certain marbles found near that place, and now in the British Museum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or belonging to Xanthus, an ancient town of Lycia in Asia Minor.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I was stunned when Luna confessed to reading this blog and recommending it to others, and when Willy asked why my hair was not a different color (because he saw my xanthian blog pic).
The nutballs who crow that any cooling anywhere overturns entirely the blame placed on AGW for climate change, both need to take a beginners course in statistics and probability, and need to consider the current AGW-masked _cooling cycle_, which, if it didn't erupt somewhere occasionally, would be behaving very strangely indeed. xanthian.