Definitions

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  • adj. Of or relating to Pelusium, an ancient city of Egypt.

Etymologies

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Latin Pelusiacus.

Examples

  • Caesarion continued down the Memphis road tranquilly, though his two servants, both elderly Macedonian men, urged him to ride for Schedia and there take a ferry for Leontopolis on the Pelusiac Nile.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • One of her two brother-husbands was there she had murdered him to elevate Caesarion to the throne; the other, drowned, was under the waters of Pelusiac Nilus.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • You tell me that my legions here are still for me, and your own army is in camp on the Pelusiac arm of Nilus.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Roman miles, from the Canopic or African to the Pelusiac or Asiatic mouth, respectively distant from the apex 146 and 166 miles; the modern feature has been reduced to 80 miles from east to west, and

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Greek philosopher and physician made disparaging remarks about Pelusiac priests of Kassios, who refused to eat onions and garlic, which were known to cause flatulence and thus were associated with demons.

    Pelusium: Gateway to Egypt

  • According to Herodotus, the pharaoh Psammetichus I (664-610 B.C.) granted his Ionian and Carian mercenaries land lying near the sea below the city of Bubastis on the Pelusiac branch of the Nile.

    Pelusium: Gateway to Egypt

  • More research is also needed on Pelusiac religion, its curious onion taboo, and sacred architecture.

    Pelusium: Gateway to Egypt

  • Nile, the 'Tanitic' and the 'Pelusiac,' in Ptolemy and the maps.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • The latter was very important, being on the route of the caravans from Africa to Asia, also because its harbour joined the sea to the branch of the Nile called Pelusiac.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • : Peremun, Pelusiu, a city N.E. of the Delta of the Nile, on the branch called, after the name of the city, Pelusiac: Sâ el-Haggâr.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

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