Definition of Pharsalian in English:

Pharsalian

Pronunciation /fɑːˈseɪlɪən/

adjective

  • Originally: of, relating to, or designating the battle of Pharsalus in Thessaly (48 b.c.). Later also: of or relating to Pharsalia.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Joshua Sylvester (d. 1618), poet and translator. From either classical Latin Pharsālia or classical Latin Pharsālius + -an.