Definition of Phoenicia

1. Noun. An ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the Mediterranean.

Exact synonyms: Phenicia
Geographical relationships: Phoenician, Ashtoreth, Astarte, Dagon
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Terms within: Carthage, Utica

Definition of Phoenicia

1. Proper noun. the land of city states of the Phoenicians which around 1000 BC was situated on the coast of present day Syria and Lebanon, and included the cities of Tyre and Sidon. ¹

2. Proper noun. the trading empire of the Phoenicians which spread across most of the eastern Mediterranean Sea as far west as Sicily. ¹

3. Proper noun. (archaic spelling of Phoenicia#English Phoenicia) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phoenicia

Phlox bifida
Phlox stellaria
Phlox subulata
Phnom Penh
Phoca vitulina
Phocaena phocaena
Phocaena sinus
Phoebus Apollo
Phoenicia (current term)
Phoenician alphabet
Phoenix dactylifera

Literary usage of Phoenicia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The oldest historical references to Phoenicia are found in the Egyptian ... At this time Tyre became foremost in Phoenicia and one of the greatest and ..."

2. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"As there was no other passage for that invasion but through Phoenicia, ... He intended by that means to make Phoenicia his barrier, and to stop the Persians ..."

3. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1815)
"Whilst he was making great preparations for this important expedition, he received advice of the revolt of Phoenicia. J That people oppressed by the Persian ..."

4. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"Phoenicia UNDER THE PERSIANS ALTHOUGH Tyre does not appear to have lost its ... Xenophon indeed attributes to him the conquest of Cyprus, Phoenicia, ..."

5. A Short History of Freethought, Ancient and Modern by John Mackinnon Robertson (1915)
"Phoenicia Of the inner workings of thought in the Phoenician religion we know ... (Cp. Rawlinson, History of Phoenicia, p. 231 ; Tiele, Hist. comp. des anc. ..."

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