American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to ancient Phoenicia or its people, language, or culture.
- n. A native or inhabitant of ancient Phoenicia.
- n. The Semitic language of ancient Phoenicia.
- adj. Of, from, or related to the country or civilisation of Phoenicia.
- n. The Semitic language spoken by the inhabitants of Phoenicia.
- n. historical An inhabitant of Phoenicia (a country located on the shores of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean Sea around the year 1000 BCE).
- n. An inhabitant of Phoenix, Arizona.
- n. a member of an ancient Semitic people who dominated trade in the first millennium B.C.
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Phoenicia or its inhabitants
- n. the extinct language of an ancient Semitic people who dominated trade in the ancient world
“Even the name Punic—which comes from the word Phoenician—was given to them by outsiders.”
“There doesn't seem to be any trace of pronominal affixes attached to verbs like we might find in many other languages that surrounded it like the inflection hell endured in Latin, Phoenician and Greek and it opted for a more analytic approach by using independent pronouns, much like in Modern English.”
“The word Phoenician was printed with an oe ligature.”
“Fijian, or Fijician, results, by a slight change of letters, from the word Phoenician; and there can be no doubt that the Fijians are descendants of those Phoenicians who, according to”
“And the first letters called Phoenician from Cadmus are four times four, or sixteen; and of those that were afterward added, Palamedes found four, and Simonides four more.”
“When the cuneiform syllabary was superseded in Palestine by the so-called Phoenician alphabet we do not know.”
“Isaiah (xix. 18) speaks of the two dialects as identical, and the so-called Phoenician inscriptions that have been preserved to us show that the differences between them were hardly appreciable.”
“But the land of the Phoenician was a lovely land, which bound him to itself; and wherever he moved his heart still turned to the pleasant abodes of”
“The word El appears in other northwest Semitic languages such as Phoenician and Aramaic and in Akkadian ilu as an ordinary word for god.”
“The topics include Minoan palaces, the possible ship sheds, domestic economy, identification of the gods to which the temple was dedicated, a nearby temple of Artemis, the "Phoenician" shrine, and more.”
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