Definition of Phocian in English:

Phocian

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of Phocis, a small state in the centre of Ancient Greece.

adjective

  • Of or relating to Phocis or its inhabitants.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in John Skelton (c1460–1529), poet. Either from classical Latin Phōcis (ancient Greek Φωκίς), the name of Phocis, a state in ancient Greece + -ian, or from classical Latin Phōciī inhabitants of Phocis + -an.

Pronunciation

Phocian

/ˈfəʊʃɪən/ /ˈfəʊsɪən/