(historical) A region in the of upper reaches of Euphrates, northwest of Greater Armenia.
(historical, nonstandard) Synonym of Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia.
Origin of lesser-armenia
Called so to distinguish it from Greater Armenia.
Lesser-armenia Sentence Examples
1097, became an important town of Lesser Armenia and was taken by the Seljuks in 1147.
381), Catholic bishop and saint, was born at Melitene in Lesser Armenia of wealthy and noble parents.
The Seljuk invasion of Armenia was followed by an exodus of Armenians southwards, and in 1080 Rhupen, a relative of the last king of Ani, founded in the heart of the Cilician Taurus a small principality, which gradually expanded into the kingdom of Lesser Armenia.
Octavian enlarged his kingdom by the addition of part of Cilicia and Lesser Armenia.
Others migrated to Cappadocia or to Cilicia, where the Bagratid Rhupen had founded, 1080, a small principality which, gradually extending its limits, became the kingdom of Lesser Armenia.