/kair"ee euhn/, n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Caria.
2. the extinct language of Caria, not known to be related to any other language, written in a script derived from the Greek alphabet.
3. of or pertaining to Caria.
4. of or pertaining to the Carians or their language.
[1600-10; CARI(A) + -AN]

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