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

  • An ancient region of southeast Asia Minor along the Mediterranean Sea south of the Taurus Mountains. The area was conquered by Alexander the Great and later became part of the Roman Empire. It was the site of an independent Armenian state from 1080 to 1375.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. an ancient region of south-eastern Asia Minor, famed for cilice — haircloth made from the hair of Cilician goats

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of cilicium.


From Latin Cilicia, from Ancient Greek Κιλικία. (Wiktionary)



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