cappadocia


cappadocia

noun

  1. an ancient country in E Asia Minor: it became a Roman province in a.d.

noun

  1. an ancient region of E Asia Minor famous for its horses
n.

ancient name for the region roughly corresponding to modern Turkey, from Greek Kappadokía, perhaps ultimately from Persian Hvaspadakhim “land of fine horses.” In ancient Athens, Cappadocians were notorious as knaves and cowards, but the region’s horses were celebrated.

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