LL(Ec) < Gr(Ec), orig. fem. of Gr Lydios, Lydian: see Acts 16:14
ancient kingdom in W Asia Minor: fl. 7th-6th cent. ; conquered by Persians and absorbed into Persian Empire (6th cent. )
See Lydia in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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.).