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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
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- 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)