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

  • An ancient city of Phoenicia on the Mediterranean Sea in present-day southwest Lebanon. Founded in the third millennium B.C., it was an important trade center known for its glassware and purple dyes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The principal city state of Phoenicia, modern-day Saïda in Lebanon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the main city of ancient Phoenicia


From Ancient Greek Σιδών (Sidōn) from Phoenician 𐤑𐤉𐤃𐤅𐤍. (Wiktionary)



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