Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


Of or relating to Thrace or its people.
1. A native or inhabitant of Thrace.
2. The Indo-European language of the ancient Thracians.


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


(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Maximum temperatures of between minus 3[degrees] and 2[degrees]C in Northern Bulgaria and some places in the upper Thracian plain, in the rest of the country between 3[degrees] and 8[degrees]C, in Sofia about 5[degrees]C.
Tenders are invited for Out-of-war and service subscription service, delivery of auto parts and repair of motor vehicles (cars and buses) owned by Thracian University in Stara Zagora.
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.
This is the story of Thracian king Spartacus who was taken captive by the Roman consul Crassus and was forced to kill a close friend in the gladiatorial ring.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Edirne on Friday became a member of the league of Turkish cities with film festivals when the 1st Edirne International Film Festival opened in the Thracian city.
They cover ancient Thrace in the modern imagination: ideological aspects of the construction of Thracian studies in Southeast Europe (Romania, Greece, Bulgaria); the afterlife of a commonwealth: narratives of Byzantium in the national historiographies of Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Romania; feud over the Middle Ages: Bulgarian-Romanian historiographical debates; the Ottoman legacy in the Balkans; and the concept of national revival in Balkan historiographies.