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Lyd·i·a

 (lĭd′ē-ə)
An ancient country of west-central Asia Minor on the Aegean Sea in present-day northwest Turkey. Noted for its wealth and the magnificence of its capital, Sardis, it may have been the earliest kingdom to use minted coins (seventh century bc).
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Lydia

(ˈlɪdɪə)
n
(Placename) an ancient region on the coast of W Asia Minor: a powerful kingdom in the century and a half before the Persian conquest (546 bc). Chief town: Sardis
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Lyd•i•a

(ˈlɪd i ə)

n.
an ancient kingdom in W Asia Minor: under Croesus, a wealthy empire including most of Asia Minor. Cap.: Sardis.
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Noun1.Lydia - an ancient region on the coast of western Asia Minor; a powerful kingdom until conquered by the Persians in 546 BC
Anatolia, Asia Minor - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
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References in classic literature ?
Staid, formal Miss Lydia had requested to resign that queenly office to the royal old lady, and Arthur was pleased with this opportunity of gratifying his godmother's taste for stateliness.
"That is Hetty Sorrel," said Miss Lydia Donnithorne, "Martin Poyser's niece--a very likely young person, and well-looking too.
"Here is the prize for the first sack-race," said Miss Lydia, taking a large parcel from the table where the prizes were laid and giving it to Mrs.
"I have bought nothing but what is useful and substantial," said Miss Lydia, adjusting her own lace; "I should not think of encouraging a love of finery in young women of that class.
This speech of Miss Lydia's produced rather a mocking expression in Mrs.
"She's a bold-looking young person," observed Miss Lydia. "Not at all one I should like to encourage."
Lydia, my love, though you ARE the youngest, I dare say Mr.
"Oh!" said Lydia stoutly, "I am not afraid; for though I AM the youngest, I'm the tallest."
For 55 years, Lydia's Lechon has been a household name, having sprung from a small stall in Baclaran, with Nanay Lydia de Roca, now a spry 72, at its helm.
She made a total recovery, but on the day they brought her home from hospital, Millie's older sister, Lydia, fell ill.
Lydia Wilkinson last week graduated from the University of Bristol with a 2:1 in biological sciences.