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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See phœnician.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Phenicia.
  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Phenicia, an ancient country on the coast of Syria, of which Tyre and Sidon were the chief cities. The Phenicians were probably of Semitic race, and were celebrated for their commerce, colonies, and inventions.
  • n. The language of the ancient Phenicians. It was a Semitic dialect, akin to Hebrew.

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