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  • n. An ancient sighthound breed of dog with a silky coat originating in the Middle East, once sacred to the Egyptians

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. old breed of tall swift keen-eyed hunting dogs resembling greyhounds; from Egypt and southwestern Asia


Likely derived from Ancient Greek Σελεύκεια (Seleukeia), the name of the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire. (Wiktionary)


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