Definition for phenix (2 of 2)
Origin of phoenix
Examples from the Web for phenix
Three days later, police arrested a 23-year old Iraq War veteran named Courtney Lockhart in Phenix City, Alabama.PTSD: How the U.S. Army Failed Veteran Courtney Lockhart|David Philipps|November 10, 2010|DAILY BEAST
One night he drove from a house in Phenix City, Alabama, he was rebuilding to his base in Fort Benning, Georgia.
His eyebrows were beautiful like those of the silk-butterflies, and his eyes were long-slitted like the eyes of the Phenix.The Chinese Fairy Book|Various
The argument was pretty, but it was better to expound the law after the Phenix had changed hands.
Shall it reduce all to ashes, and hope to rise like the phenix from the pyre?Fundamental Philosophy, Vol. I (of 2)|Jaime Luciano Balmes
This was the Phenix, which was destined to be the cause of some exciting events further on.
Chiron fashioned the infancy of Achilles, and Phenix succeded hym.The Education of Children|Desiderius Erasmus
British Dictionary definitions for phenix (1 of 4)
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noun Latin genitive Phoenices (ˈfiːnɪˌsiːz)
British Dictionary definitions for phenix (3 of 4)
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Word Origin for phoenix
Word Origin and History for phenix
Old English and Old French fenix, from Medieval Latin phenix, from Latin phoenix, from Greek phoinix, mythical bird of Arabia which flew to Egypt every 500 years to be reborn, also "the date" (fruit and tree), also "Phoenician," literally "purple-red," perhaps a foreign word (Egyptian has been suggested), or from phoinos "blood-red." Exact relation and order of the senses in Greek is unclear.
Ðone wudu weardaþ wundrum fæger
fugel feþrum se is fenix hatan
Spelling assimilated to Greek 16c. (see ph). Figurative sense of "that which rises from the ashes of what was destroyed" is attested from 1590s. The city in Arizona, U.S., so called because it was founded in 1867 on the site of an ancient Native American settlement.
Culture definitions for phenix (1 of 2)
A mythical bird that periodically burned itself to death and emerged from the ashes as a new phoenix. According to most stories, the rebirth of the phoenix happened every five hundred years. Only one phoenix lived at a time.
Culture definitions for phenix (2 of 2)
Capital city of Arizona.