Lydia

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Λυδία(Ludía, the region of Lydia), from λυδία(ludía, beautiful one, noble one), a feminine form of Λυδός(Ludós) (Lydus, from λυδός(ludós) (lydus)). The region of Lydia is said to be named for a king Λυδός(Ludós) (Lydus, from λυδός(ludós) (lydus)); the given name Lydia originally indicated ancestry or residence in the region of Lydia.

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Lydia

  1. (historical) A region of southwest Asia Minor or Persia.
  2. (biblical) A woman converted by St. Paul; presumably named for ancestry or residence in Lydia.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Acts 16:14::
      And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.
  3. A female given name.
    • 1813 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice/Chapter 9:
      Lydia was a stout, well-grown girl of fifteen, with a fine complexion and good-humoured countenance; a favourite with her mother, whose affection had brought her into public at an early age.
    • 1990 Sue Miller, Family Pictures, Harper & Row, ISBN 0060163976, page 5:
      The first three, Macklin, Lydia, and Randall, were the special ones. Even those names, we thought, showed greater imagination, greater involvement on our parents' part, than ours did: Nina, Mary, Sarah.

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Danish[edit]

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Lydia

  1. Lydia (biblical character).
  2. A female given name.

French[edit]

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Lydia

  1. A female given name, a Latinized variant of Lydie.

German[edit]

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Lydia

  1. Lydia (biblical character).
  2. A female given name.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Λυδία(Ludía).

Proper noun[edit]

Lȳdia f ‎(genitive Lȳdiae); first declension

  1. Lydia (country in Asia Minor)

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular
nominative Lȳdia
genitive Lȳdiae
dative Lȳdiae
accusative Lȳdiam
ablative Lȳdiā
vocative Lȳdia

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Lydia

  1. Lydia (biblical character).
  2. A female given name.

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Lydia

  1. Lydia (biblical character).
  2. A female given name.