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Of or relating to Thrace or its people.
1. A native or inhabitant of Thrace.
2. The Indo-European language of the ancient Thracians.
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1. (Peoples) a member of an ancient Indo-European people who lived in the SE corner of the Balkan Peninsula
2. (Historical Terms) the ancient language spoken by this people, belonging to the Thraco-Phrygian branch of the Indo-European family: extinct by the early Middle Ages
(Historical Terms) of or relating to Thrace, its inhabitants, or the extinct Thracian language
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(ˈθreɪ ʃən)

1. of or pertaining to Thrace, its inhabitants, or their language.
2. a native or inhabitant of Thrace.
3. an Indo-European language of ancient Thrace.
[1560–70; < Latin Thrāci(us) of Thrace (< Greek Thraikios, adj. derivative of Thraik(ē) Thrace) + -an1]
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Noun1.Thracian - an inhabitant of ancient Thrace
Thrace - an ancient country and wine producing region in the east of the Balkan Peninsula to the north of the Aegean Sea; colonized by ancient Greeks; later a Roman province; now divided between Bulgaria and Greece and Turkey
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
2.Thracian - a Thraco-Phrygian language spoken by the ancient people of Thrace but extinct by the early Middle Ages
Thraco-Phrygian - an extinct branch of the Indo-European language family thought by some to be related to Armenian
Adj.1.Thracian - of or relating to Thrace or its people or culture
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Andromadas Regmus was also a lawgiver to the Thracian talcidians.
While fair Altisidora, who the sport Of cold Don Quixote's cruelty hath been, Returns to life, and in this magic court The dames in sables come to grace the scene, And while her matrons all in seemly sort My lady robes in baize and bombazine, Her beauty and her sorrows will I sing With defter quill than touched the Thracian string.
On your head above wear a shaped cap of felt to keep your ears from getting wet, for the dawn is chill when Boreas has once made his onslaught, and at dawn a fruitful mist is spread over the earth from starry heaven upon the fields of blessed men: it is drawn from the ever flowing rivers and is raised high above the earth by windstorm, and sometimes it turns to rain towards evening, and sometimes to wind when Thracian Boreas huddles the thick clouds.
2) By the Iron Rocks that guard the double main, On Bosporus' lone strand, Where stretcheth Salmydessus' plain In the wild Thracian land, There on his borders Ares witnessed The vengeance by a jealous step-dame ta'en The gore that trickled from a spindle red, The sightless orbits of her step-sons twain.
3) And grant that Ares whose hot breath I feel, Though without targe or steel He stalks, whose voice is as the battle shout, May turn in sudden rout, To the unharbored Thracian waters sped, Or Amphitrite's bed.
I was delighted with the procession of the inhabitants; but that of the Thracians was equally, if not more, beautiful.
Acamas and the warrior Peirous commanded the Thracians and those that came from beyond the mighty stream of the Hellespont.
Temperatures will drop, but still in the Upper Thracian lowland and in the extreme southwest regions will be hot.
American Slavists explore Slavic literature from such perspectives as literary memory in Evgenia Ginzberg's "Whirlwind" memoirs, on Romantic lateness: Viktor Tepliakov's Thracian journey with Byron to Schelling, identity narratives unraveled: the Bulgarian film Mission London, Leo Tolstoy as a mirror of the culture wars: Anne Karenina and the humanities in the 21st century, and the Old Slavic Digenis Akritis: its "formulaic style" and problems of its edition.
The latter, in particular, was inspired by the tale of Ambrosia, a classical myth that reconciles femininity and power--a concept that The Future Perfect's founder David Alhadeff thought spoke to Adelman's past work, describing it as a "rare balance of fierce and fragile." As the story goes, after the Thracian King Lycurgus banned worship of Dionysus, he killed one of the wine god's loyal followers, Ambrosia, by turning her into a grape vine.