Definition of Sicily
1. Noun. The Italian region on the island of Sicily.
Terms within: Aegadean Islands, Aegadean Isles, Aegates, Egadi Islands, Isole Egadi, Messina, Siracusa, Syracuse, Palermo, Acragas, Agrigento, Etna, Mount Etna, Mt Etna
Group relationships: Italia, Italian Republic, Italy
Generic synonyms: Italian Region
Member holonyms: Sicilian
2. Noun. The largest island in the Mediterranean.
Geographical relationships: Cape Passero, Passero, Siege Of Syracuse, Syracuse, Siege Of Syracuse, Syracuse
Terms within: Cape Passero, Passero Cape
Generic synonyms: Island
Group relationships: Mediterranean, Mediterranean Sea
Derivative terms: Sicilian
Definition of Sicily
1. Proper noun. An autonomous region and island of Italy. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Sicily
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Medieval History by John Bagnell Bury, James Pounder Whitney (1913)
"history of the expansion of the Saracens, for the conquest of sicily is connected ... As Michele Amari says in his classical work on the Muslims in sicily, ..."
2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"THE NORMAN KINGDOM IN sicily.« The Norman conquest of southern Italy and sicily occupies a mean position between a barbarian inroad of Vandals in Africa or ..."
3. The Ancient History of the Egyptians: Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1774)
"Such was the government of sicily during the wars, of which I am going to treat. They will give us gre.it light with regard to the power of the ..."
4. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"CONQUESTS OF THE CARTHAGINIANS IN sicily. THE wars which the Carthaginians carried on in sicily are more known. I shall here relate those which were waged ..."
5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1902)
"This [contemporary] history of the loss of sicily is no longer extant. Muratori (Annali d'ltalia ... [For the Saracens in sicily the chief modern work is M. ..."
6. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1825)
"Thus he lost this island with the same rapidity that he had won it. As he was embarking, turning Ins eyes back to sicily. What a fine field of battle,* said ..."
7. Italy by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1877)
"sicily. Literature. Music. In the history of music sicily occupies a less ... 8vo (a collection and description of all the works on sicily to whic may be ..."