Origin of Phoenician
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Historical Examples of phoenician
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.
The name, however, does not occur in the Phoenician remains which have come down to us.
The extreme Phoenician city on the south was Japho or Joppa.
The island of Sardinia has furnished a prodigious number of Phoenician seals.
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.