noun, plural Se·leu·ci·dae [si-loo-si-dee] /sɪˈlu sɪˌdi/.
Origin of Seleucid
Examples from the Web for seleucid
Cheyne's rendering, "That rolls itself in mire for gain of money," brings in the mercenaries of the Seleucid.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 2|Alexander Maclaren
Anarchy in Syria warranted Pompeius in annexing the Seleucid dominion.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.|Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
He will conduct us to the house of Amaryllis the Seleucid, who is pledged to the Maccabee's cause.The City of Delight|Elizabeth Miller
The times of the Seleucid had been a terrible epoch for female depravity.The Apostles|Ernest Renan
The south coast, as has been said, remained in Egyptian hands almost all through the Seleucid period.The Ancient East|D. G. Hogarh
noun plural -cids or -cidae (-sɪˌdiː)
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.