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Antioch

[an-tee-ok]
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noun
  1. Arabic Antakiya. Turkish Antakya. a city in S Turkey: capital of the ancient kingdom of Syria 300–64 b.c.
  2. a city in W California.
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Related formsAn·ti·o·chi·an [an-tee-oh-kee-uh n] /ˌæn tiˈoʊ ki ən/, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antioch

Antioch

noun
  1. a city in S Turkey, on the Orantes River: ancient commercial centre and capital of Syria (300–64 bc); early centre of Christianity. Pop: 155 000 (2005 est)Turkish name: Antakya
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Word Origin and History for antioch

Antioch

modern Antakya in Turkey, anciently the capital of Syria, founded c.300 B.C.E. by Seleucus I Nictor and named for his father, Antiochus.

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