Definition of Massylian in English:

Massylian

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of the part of North Africa formerly known as Numidia, corresponding roughly to modern-day Algeria.

adjective

  • Of or characteristic of Numidia; Numidian. Also occasionally: African.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Marston (bap. 1576, d. 1634), poet and playwright. From classical Latin Massȳlī (plural) a people of Numidia + -an.

Pronunciation

Massylian

/maˈsɪlɪən/ /məˈsɪlɪən/