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 bc ).
A feminine name.
Ancient kingdom in W Asia Minor: fl. 7th-6th cent. b.c.; conquered by Persians and absorbed into Persian Empire (6th cent. b.c.)