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Phrygian cap

  

      n   a conical cap of soft material worn during ancient times that became a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution  
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Phrygian  
      adj  
1    of or relating to ancient Phrygia, its inhabitants, or their extinct language  
2      (Music)   of or relating to an authentic mode represented by the natural diatonic scale from E to E  
   See       Hypo-  
3      (Music)   (of a cadence) denoting a progression that leads a piece of music out of the major key and ends on the dominant chord of the relative minor key  
      n  
4    a native or inhabitant of ancient Phrygia  
5    an ancient language of Phrygia, belonging to the Thraco-Phrygian branch of the Indo-European family: recorded in a few inscriptions  


Phrygian cap  
      n   a conical cap of soft material worn during ancient times that became a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution  
Thraco-Phrygian  
      n  
1    a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, all members of which are extinct except for Armenian  
      adj  
2    relating to or belonging to this group of languages  
     (from Thraco-, from Greek Thraike Thrace; see Phrygian)  

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Phrygia, phrasing, Phryne

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