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  • n. Plural form of Phoenician.

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Examples

  • The Greeks gave the Canaanites the name phoenix or phoinos (red blood), since to the Greeks the people they called Phoenicians had a reddish, sunburned skin, which reminded them of they mythological bird, the phoenix, which had purple and gold coloring.

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  • The single oe ligature (in the word Phoenicians) has not been retained in this version.

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  • Those sea-arabs whom we call Phoenicians had, at a very early date, made use of their knowledge of the property of the loadstone to turn towards the North Pole; though, like many other discoveries, as I have just mentioned, it was kept a profound secret among a select few, and concealed from the public by having an air of religious mystery thrown over it.

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  • The Phoenicians were a Canaanite people who spoke a language closely related to Hebrew.

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  • The Phoenicians were the real engine in the development of winemaking and vineyards spreading all the way from the Bekaa to Spain.

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  • In Europe, however, a little trading group known as the Phoenicians name sound familiar – rather similar to phonics, yes? had a couple crazy ideas.

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  • At any rate, regardless of which of these historical origins is correct, it is generally agreed by all that the Canaanites, later named the Phoenicians were the original inhabitants of the Holy Land and Jerusalem.

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  • Ethnic groups: Arab 95%, Armenian 4%, other 1% note: many Christian Lebanese do not identify themselves as Arab but rather as descendents of the ancient Canaanites and prefer to be called Phoenicians

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  • LebanonArab 95%, Armenian 4%, other 1% note: many Christian Lebanese do not identify themselves as Arab but rather as descendents of the ancient Canaanites and prefer to be called Phoenicians

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  • These men were found to retain identifiable genetic signatures from the nearly 1,000 years the Phoenicians were a dominant seafaring commercial power in the Mediterranean basin, until their conquest by Rome in the 2nd century B.C.

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