- an ancient country in SE Asia Minor: later a Roman province.
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Examples from the Web for cilicia
From this place they endeavoured to force a passage into Cilicia.
From Issi, he marched a single stage—five parasangs—to the gates of Cilicia and Syria.
Then they manned their ships, and waited for Pompey at Coracesium, in Cilicia.The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch
The Turks retreated into the mountains between Syria and Cilicia.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
Simplicius, a native of Cilicia, lived in the 6th century of our era.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)
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- 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