A member of a people living in the region of the Aegean Sea before the coming of the Greeks.
Any of a prehistoric people mentioned by ancient Greek authors and believed to have lived in, variously, Greece, Asia Minor, and the Aegean Islands.
Of the Pelasgians.
Origin of pelasgian
Middle English from Latin Pelasgusfrom Greek Pelasgos
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Pelasgian Sentence Examples
The Illyrians were also "Pelasgian," but in a wider sense.
The name Larissa was common to many "Pelasgian" towns, and apparently signified a fortified city or burg, such as the citadel of Argos.
2.221) states that the Epirots were also called Pelasgians; the Pelasgian Zeus was worshipped at Dodona (Homer, Il.
by 212), the upper portion of which is cut out of the rock, while the lower is enclosed by a semicircular wall of massive masonry; the theory of these scholars, however, that the whole precinct was a sanctuary of the Pelasgian Zeus cannot be regarded as proved, nor is it easy to abandon the generally received view that this was the scene of the popular assemblies of later times, notwithstanding the apparent unsuitability of the ground and the insufficiency of room for a large multitude.
The Minyae were expelled by a Pelasgian tribe who came from Attica.