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Laodicea

[ley-od-uh-see-uh, ley-uh-duh-]
noun
  1. ancient name of Latakia.
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Historical Examples of laodicea

  • Laodicea is now Latakia, and is famous for the tobacco grown in the neighbourhood.

    History of Phoenicia

    George Rawlinson

  • Joppa towards the south was balanced by Ramantha, or Laodicea, towards the north.

    History of Phoenicia

    George Rawlinson

  • I have to preside at Laodicea while some Plotius is giving judgment at Rome.

    The Life of Cicero

    Anthony Trollope

  • He is in Asia, citing the Council of Laodicea against the theatre.

  • Do you not read what he saith to the church of Laodicea, Rev. iii.


British Dictionary definitions for laodicea

Laodicea

noun
  1. the ancient name of several Greek cities in W Asia, notably of Latakia
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