Lydia definition by Webster's New World
a feminine name
Origin: Ecclesiastical Late Latin ; from Ecclesiastical Greek origin, originally feminine of Classical Greek Lydios, Lydian: see Acts 16:14
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ancient kingdom in W Asia Minor: fl. 7th-6th cent. ; conquered by Persians and absorbed into Persian Empire (6th cent. )
Lydia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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 B.C.).