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Cilicia

[si-lish-uh]
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noun
  1. an ancient country in SE Asia Minor: later a Roman province.
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Related formsCi·li·cian, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • From this place they endeavoured to force a passage into Cilicia.

    Anabasis

    Xenophon

  • From Issi, he marched a single stage—five parasangs—to the gates of Cilicia and Syria.

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    Xenophon

  • Then they manned their ships, and waited for Pompey at Coracesium, in Cilicia.

  • The Turks retreated into the mountains between Syria and Cilicia.

  • Simplicius, a native of Cilicia, lived in the 6th century of our era.


British Dictionary definitions for cilicia

Cilicia

noun
  1. an ancient region and former kingdom of SE Asia Minor, between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean: corresponds to the region around present-day Adana
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