- a city of ancient Phoenicia: site of modern Saida.
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Examples from the Web for sidonian
Kurri, the Sidonian, stood beside him, with graving tools in his hands.
By poison he might die, and Kurri the Sidonian should be charged to give the cup.
A fine episode—a Sidonian slave defies her mistress, a Roman matron.Saronia
Further than this, it would seem, Sidonian enterprise did not penetrate.History of Phoenicia
But I say, father, what were you going to say about my being a Tyre and Sidonian?Sappers and Miners
George Manville Fenn
- of or relating to the ancient Phoenician city of Sidon or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Sidon
- 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
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Word Origin and History for sidonian
ancient Phoenician city, from Greek Sidon, from Phoenician Tzidhon, literally "fishing place," from tzud "to hunt, to capture." Related: Sidonian.
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