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Definition for phenicia (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for phenicia
He is said to have sailed first to Phenicia and Cyprus; and afterwards to Rhodes.
He brought them with him undoubtedly, but whether from Egypt or Phenicia, can not now be known.Romulus, Makers of History|Jacob Abbott
But Phenicia, for the "iniquity of her traffick," was doomed.A Short History of Spain|Mary Platt Parmele
On the other hand, the Semites, as far as Phenicia, were extensively influenced by Egypt.The Evolution of Theology: An Anthropological Study|Thomas Henry Huxley
The country called Phenicia could not have sufficed for the effecting all that is attributed to these mighty adventurers.
British Dictionary definitions for phenicia
Cultural definitions for phenicia
An ancient nation of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Its territory included what are today coastal areas of modern Israel and Lebanon. The Phoenicians were famed as traders and sailors. They developed an alphabet that was eventually adapted by the Greeks and Romans into the alphabet used in writing English. In the Phoenicians' alphabet, the marks stand for individual sounds rather than for whole words or syllables, as in Egyptian hieroglyphics.