- a city of ancient Phoenicia: site of modern Saida.
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Examples from the Web for sidon
On July 22 all the camp leaders met with Hezbollah representatives in Sidon.Al Qaeda’s Play for Lebanon
July 29, 2013
The chief gods of Sidon and Tyre have nothing luxurious or effeminate about them.History of Religion
Tyre and Sidon, and Venice are no longer commercial centres.Hidden Treasures
Harry A. Lewis
He's jist playin' off his desp'rit condition to frighten Sidon.
It was a dismal reminder of his boyhood at Sidon and Tasajara.
Even the helpless indolence of Sidon had been surprised into activity and change.
- the chief city of ancient Phoenicia: founded in the third millennium bc; wealthy through trade and the making of glass and purple dyes; now the Lebanese city of Saïda
Word Origin and History for sidon
ancient Phoenician city, from Greek Sidon, from Phoenician Tzidhon, literally "fishing place," from tzud "to hunt, to capture." Related: Sidonian.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper