Definitions

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  • adjective historical Pertaining to or originating from Cilicia.

Etymologies

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From Cilicia +‎ -an.

Examples

  • The only way through this barrier was an infamous pass known as the Cilician Gates, a narrow defile barely wide enough for a handful of men to march side by side.

    Alexander the Great

  • The only way through this barrier was an infamous pass known as the Cilician Gates, a narrow defile barely wide enough for a handful of men to march side by side.

    Alexander the Great

  • The only way through this barrier was an infamous pass known as the Cilician Gates, a narrow defile barely wide enough for a handful of men to march side by side.

    Alexander the Great

  • Eugenius is called a Cilician bishop by John of Ephesus, but Bar Habraeus makes him Bishop of Selucia in Isauria (see Tritheists).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • = -- These same newcomers brought with them a greater variety of fabrics and garments, such as Cilician goat's-hair cloth, out of which coarse cloaks and curtains, as well as tents, were made; also felt for hats and sandals.

    Hebrew Life and Times

  • [270: 1] "Cilician," or "Corycean," were the established classical epithets to use when speaking of the Saffron.

    The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare

  • " And cilice pronounced SILL-iss, from Latin cilicium 'Cilician' is "Hair-cloth; a rough garment made of hair-cloth, generally worn as a penitential robe."

    languagehat.com: MORE PYNCHONIAN VOCAB.

  • In his eagerness to set fire to the countryside, he posted only a small guard to hold the Cilician Gates.

    Alexander the Great

  • He used the city as his headquarters for the next week while he and his men scoured the nearby mountains for rebellious Cilician highlanders.

    Alexander the Great

  • In his eagerness to set fire to the countryside, he posted only a small guard to hold the Cilician Gates.

    Alexander the Great

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