- phoenix islands,
Origin of phoenix
- the brother of Cadmus and Europa, and eponymous ancestor of the Phoenicians.
- a son of Amyntor and Cleobule who became the foster father of Achilles and who fought with the Greek forces in the Trojan War.
Examples from the Web for phoenix
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He came to Phoenix once and we went up to see him, and they got so crazy that I ended up trying to hitchhike home.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But you know, I had only one other hero in my life acting and that was River [Phoenix].Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When a client needs to move something by air, Phoenix gets it done.
Now that they had the isolation chamber, it was up to Phoenix to find a plane to carry it.
Fredericton, like the phoenix, had arisen from its ashes; buildings arose in rapid succession.Lady Rosamond's Secret|Rebecca Agatha Armour
At five o'clock in the afternoon the lawyer was found dead in Phoenix Park.The Old Man in the Corner|Baroness Orczy
He is always ruining himself, and always rising, like the Phoenix, in renewed youth from the ashes of his funeral pyre.The Grand Old Man|Richard B. Cook
The Phoenix was so positive that David began to feel better.David and the Phoenix|Edward Ormondroyd
Let's collect Happy and Shadow and get back down to the vats, where we can hide until the Phoenix break in.Rebels of the Red Planet|Charles Louis Fontenay
Word Origin for phoenix
noun Latin genitive Phoenices (ˈfiːnɪˌsiːz)
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.
1861, originally as the name of a breakaway Confederate region of southern New Mexico; organized roughly along modern lines as a U.S. territory in 1863. From Spanish Arizonac, probably from a local name among the O'odham (Piman) people meaning "having a little spring." Alternative theory is that it derives from Basque arizonak "good oaks."
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.
Capital city of Arizona.