Origin of Phoenician
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He is generally considered to have been of Phoenician origin.
The third of the Phoenician plains, as we proceed from south to north, is that of Tyre.
There are some grounds for considering Sidon to have been the most ancient of the Phoenician towns.
We have reached now the limits of Phoenician colonisation towards the West.
The extreme Phoenician city on the south was Japho or Joppa.
late 14c., from Middle French phenicien, from Latin Phoenice, from Greek Phoinike "Phoenicia" (including Carthage), perhaps literally "land of the purple" (i.e., source of purple dye, the earliest use of which was ascribed to the Phoenicians by the Greeks). Identical with phoenix (q.v.), but the relationship is obscure. In reference to a language from 1836; as an adjective from c.1600.