[ si-loo-sid ]
/ sɪˈlu sɪd /

noun, plural Se·leu·ci·dae [si-loo-si-dee] /sɪˈlu sɪˌdi/.

a member of a Macedonian dynasty, 312–64 b.c., that ruled an empire that included much of Asia Minor, Syria, Persia, Bactria, and Babylonia.


of or relating to the Seleucids or their dynasty.

Origin of Seleucid

1850–55; < New Latin Seleucidēs < Greek Seleukídēs offspring of Seleucus i; see -id1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for seleucid

/ (sɪˈluːsɪd) /

noun plural -cids or -cidae (-sɪˌdiː)

a member of a royal dynasty (312–64 bc) that at the zenith of its power ruled over an area extending from Thrace to India


of, relating to, or supporting the Seleucids or their dynasty

Derived forms of Seleucid

Seleucidan (sɪˈluːsɪdən), adjective
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