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Sidon

[sahyd-n] /ˈsaɪd n/
noun
1.
a city of ancient Phoenicia: site of modern Saida.
Related forms
Sidonian
[sahy-doh-nee-uh n] /saɪˈdoʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
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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

Sidonian

/saɪˈdəʊnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the ancient Phoenician city of Sidon or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Sidon

Sidon

/ˈsaɪdən/
noun
1.
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

Sidon

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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