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Sidon

[sahyd-n]
noun
  1. a city of ancient Phoenicia: site of modern Saida.
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Related formsSi·do·ni·an [sahy-doh-nee-uh n] /saɪˈdoʊ ni ən/, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for sidonian

Historical Examples

  • Kurri, the Sidonian, stood beside him, with graving tools in his hands.

    The World's Desire

    H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang

  • By poison he might die, and Kurri the Sidonian should be charged to give the cup.

    The World's Desire

    H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang

  • A fine episode—a Sidonian slave defies her mistress, a Roman matron.

    Saronia

    Richard Short

  • Further than this, it would seem, Sidonian enterprise did not penetrate.

    History of Phoenicia

    George Rawlinson

  • But I say, father, what were you going to say about my being a Tyre and Sidonian?

    Sappers and Miners

    George Manville Fenn


British Dictionary definitions for sidonian

Sidonian

adjective
  1. of or relating to the ancient Phoenician city of Sidon or its inhabitants
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Sidon
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Sidon

noun
  1. 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

Sidon

ancient Phoenician city, from Greek Sidon, from Phoenician Tzidhon, literally "fishing place," from tzud "to hunt, to capture." Related: Sidonian.

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