- 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
Examples from the Web for seleucid
Hanukkah marks the victory of the Jews over Antiochus IV and the Seleucid Empire.
The holiday marks the victory of the Jews over Antiochus IV and the Seleucid Empire.
After this success he will, for some years, refrain from attacking the Seleucid kings.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Daniel
F. W. Farrar
The times of the Seleucid had been a terrible epoch for female depravity.
Finally, in the hill-regions of the centre, as of the coasts, the Seleucid writ did not run.The Ancient East
D. G. Hogarh
"I seek Amaryllis, the Seleucid," he said, recovering himself.The City of Delight
In general, the Seleucid had surpassed the Romans in the taste for theatrical decorations as applied to great cities.
- 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
Word Origin and History for seleucid
1803, in reference to dynasty founded in Syria 312 B.C.E. by Seleucus Nicator, general of Alexander. It lasted until the Roman conquest 65 B.C.E. The Seleucidan Era, a local reckoning in the East (maintained by Syrian Christians) usually is dated to Sept. 1, 312 B.C.E.