Definition of Phoenician

1. Noun. A member of an ancient Semitic people who dominated trade in the first millennium B.C..

Generic synonyms: Semite

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of Phoenicia or its inhabitants.
Partainyms: Phoenicia

3. Noun. The extinct language of an ancient Semitic people who dominated trade in the ancient world.
Generic synonyms: Canaanitic, Canaanitic Language
Specialized synonyms: Punic
Geographical relationships: Phenicia, Phoenicia

Definition of Phoenician

1. Adjective. Of, from, or related to the country or civilisation of Phoenicia. ¹

2. Proper noun. The Semitic language spoken by the inhabitants of Phoenicia. ¹

3. Noun. (historical) An inhabitant of Phoenicia (a country located on the shores of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean Sea around the year 1000 BCE). ¹

4. Noun. An inhabitant of Phoenix, Arizona. ¹

5. Adjective. (alternative spelling of Phoenician#Adjective Phoenician) ¹

6. Noun. (alternative spelling of Phoenician#Proper_noun_2 Phoenician) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phoenician

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

Literary usage of Phoenician

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

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"11 would be supposed if the Phoenician letters were derived from the Egyptian ones that their names would describe the original signs. ..."

2. A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great by John Bagnell Bury (1900)
"Phoenician INTERCOURSE WITH GREECE The Greeks were destined to become a great ... Their Phoenician occupation of the islands was accompanied by a decline of ..."

3. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"The most important city of these Phoenician confederates Phoenician was ... We have very little information about the remaining Phoenician cities on the 0 ..."

4. Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by John McClintock, James Strong (1883)
"The remote periods of Phoenician commerce and colon— i/. ... The Spanish colonies were probably the principal sources of Phoenician wealth, and were founded ..."

5. A Handbook of Greek Sculpture by Ernest Arthur Gardner (1896)
"Phoenician Art.—The art of Phoenicia stands upon quite a diflerent footing from that of Egypt and Assyria. It is important to Greece, not as a source, ..."

6. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"The Phoenician Periplus of Africa. As Mr. EJ Webb groups me with those who appeal to ... Mr. Webb asks, if Herodotus is to be believed about the Phoenician ..."

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