Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to ancient Phoenicia or its people, language, or culture.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of ancient Phoenicia.
  • noun The Semitic language of ancient Phoenicia.

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  • adjective Of, from, or related to the country or civilisation of Phoenicia.
  • proper noun The Semitic language spoken by the inhabitants of Phoenicia.
  • noun historical An inhabitant of Phoenicia (a country located on the shores of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean Sea around the year 1000 BCE).
  • noun An inhabitant of Phoenix, Arizona.

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  • noun a member of an ancient Semitic people who dominated trade in the first millennium B.C.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Phoenicia or its inhabitants
  • noun the extinct language of an ancient Semitic people who dominated trade in the ancient world

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Examples

  • Even the name Punic—which comes from the word Phoenician—was given to them by outsiders.

    An Empire of the Mediterranean

  • There doesn't seem to be any trace of pronominal affixes attached to verbs like we might find in many other languages that surrounded it like the inflection hell endured in Latin, Phoenician and Greek and it opted for a more analytic approach by using independent pronouns, much like in Modern English.

    Enclitics and noun phrases in Etruscan

  • Fijian, or Fijician, results, by a slight change of letters, from the word Phoenician; and there can be no doubt that the Fijians are descendants of those Phoenicians who, according to

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 17, March, 1859

  • The word Phoenician was printed with an oe ligature.

    The American Architect and Building News, Vol. 27, Jan-Mar, 1890

  • And the first letters called Phoenician from Cadmus are four times four, or sixteen; and of those that were afterward added, Palamedes found four, and Simonides four more.

    Symposiacs

  • And the first letters called Phoenician from Cadmus are four times four, or sixteen; and of those that were afterward added, Palamedes found four, and Simonides four more.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Isaiah (xix. 18) speaks of the two dialects as identical, and the so-called Phoenician inscriptions that have been preserved to us show that the differences between them were hardly appreciable.

    Patriarchal Palestine

  • When the cuneiform syllabary was superseded in Palestine by the so-called Phoenician alphabet we do not know.

    Patriarchal Palestine

  • But the land of the Phoenician was a lovely land, which bound him to itself; and wherever he moved his heart still turned to the pleasant abodes of

    Lectures and Essays

  • The word El appears in other northwest Semitic languages such as Phoenician and Aramaic and in Akkadian ilu as an ordinary word for god.

    Archive 2009-09-01

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