from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient city of Mesopotamia on the Tigris River south-southeast of modern Baghdad. Founded c. 300 B.C., it was an important commercial center and the chief city of the empire founded by Seleucus I.

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  • proper n. the name of a number of cities founded by kings of the Seleucid dynasty, the most famous being Seleucia on the Tigris


From Ancient Greek Σελεύκεια (Seleukeia). (Wiktionary)


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