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[si-loo-sid] /sɪˈlu sɪd/
noun, plural Seleucidae
[si-loo-si-dee] /sɪˈlu sɪˌdi/ (Show IPA)
a member of a Macedonian dynasty, 312–64 b.c., that ruled an empire that included much of Asia Minor, Syria, Persia, Bactria, and Babylonia.
of or relating to the Seleucids or their dynasty.
Origin of Seleucid
1850-55; < New Latin Seleucidēs < Greek Seleukídēs offspring of Seleucus i; see -id1 Unabridged
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noun (pl) -cids, -cidae (-sɪˌdiː)
a member of a royal dynasty (312–64 bc) that at the zenith of its power ruled over an area extending from Thrace to India
of, relating to, or supporting the Seleucids or their dynasty
Derived Forms
Seleucidan (sɪˈluːsɪdən) adjective
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Word Origin and History for Seleucid

1803, in reference to dynasty founded in Syria 312 B.C.E. by Seleucus Nicator, general of Alexander. It lasted until the Roman conquest 65 B.C.E. The Seleucidan Era, a local reckoning in the East (maintained by Syrian Christians) usually is dated to Sept. 1, 312 B.C.E.

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