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[sahyd-n] /ˈsaɪd n/
a city of ancient Phoenicia: site of modern Saida.
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[sahy-doh-nee-uh n] /saɪˈdoʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for sidonian
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  • Kurri, the sidonian, stood beside him, with graving tools in his hands.

    The World's Desire H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang
  • By poison he might die, and Kurri the sidonian should be charged to give the cup.

    The World's Desire H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang
  • A fine episode—a sidonian slave defies her mistress, a Roman matron.

    Saronia Richard Short
  • Further than this, it would seem, sidonian enterprise did not penetrate.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • But I say, father, what were you going to say about my being a Tyre and sidonian?

    Sappers and Miners George Manville Fenn
  • The third was a sidonian soldier from the house of Sanballat.

    A King of Tyre James M. Ludlow
  • Homer speaks of sidonian embroideries, “Iliad,” vi., 287-295.

    Needlework As Art Marian Alford
  • She had touched at Sidon, and perhaps Astaroth is only her sidonian name.

  • To be the wife of a sidonian town-councillor, at the highest,--what a fate!

    Young Lives Richard Le Gallienne
  • The rest of her person, without a hair upon it, shines more brilliantly than amber or sidonian crystal.

    The Satyricon, Complete Petronius Arbiter
British Dictionary definitions for sidonian


of or relating to the ancient Phoenician city of Sidon or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Sidon


the chief city of ancient Phoenicia: founded in the third millennium bc; wealthy through trade and the making of glass and purple dyes; now the Lebanese city of Saïda
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Word Origin and History for sidonian


ancient Phoenician city, from Greek Sidon, from Phoenician Tzidhon, literally "fishing place," from tzud "to hunt, to capture." Related: Sidonian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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