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Seleucid

[ si-loo-sid ]
/ sɪˈlu sɪd /
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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.
adjective
of or relating to the Seleucids or their dynasty.
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Origin of Seleucid

1850–55; <New Latin Seleucidēs <Greek Seleukídēs “offspring of Seleucus ”; see -id1
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British Dictionary definitions for Seleucid

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

Derived forms of Seleucid

Seleucidan (sɪˈluːsɪdən), adjective
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