[ 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.
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Origin of Seleucid
1850–55; <New Latin Seleucidēs
“offspring of Seleucus
”; see -id1
Words nearby Seleucid
, Seleucus I
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How to use Seleucid in a sentence
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.
This is Kirkuk, a town which contains, in its present name, one of the few memorials of the old Seleucid rulers.
Moreover, the greater part of the Phnician towns enjoyed, under the Seleucid, a certain autonomy favourable to their industry.
Thus uniting their vessels with those of the Phnicians, the Seleucid launched upon the Mediterranean considerable armies.
The power of the empire of the Seleucid went on increasing until the time when the Romans seized upon it.
The times of the Seleucid had been a terrible epoch for female depravity.
British Dictionary definitions for Seleucid
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 SeleucidSeleucidan (sɪˈluːsɪdən), adjective
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