from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A Seleucid dynasty ruling in Syria (280-64 B.C.). Its most important member was Antiochus III, known as "the Great” (242-187, ruled 223-187), who conquered much of Asia Minor but was defeated by the Romans in 190.
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- proper n. name of the thirteen kings of the Seleucid dynasty
From Latin Antiochus, from Ancient Greek Ἀντίοχος (Antiokhos). (Wiktionary)