adjective relating to the Orkney Islands or their inhabitants.
noun a native or inhabitant of the Orkney Islands.
from Orcades, the L. name for the Orkney Islands, + -ian.

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  • Orcadian — Or*ca di*an, a. [L. Orcades the Orkney Islands.] Of or pertaining to the Orkney Islands. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • orcadian — or·ca·di·an …   English syllables

  • Orcadian — /ɔˈkeɪdiən/ (say aw kaydeeuhn) noun 1. a native or inhabitant of the Orkney Islands. –adjective 2. of or relating to the Orkney Islands. {Latin orcades the Orkney Islands} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • John Firth (Orcadian) — John Firth (1838 1922) was a Scottish folklorist. He born in the parish of Firth on Mainland, Orkney. He wrote Reminiscences of an Orkney Parish …   Wikipedia

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