Syracuse

[ sir-uh-kyoos, -kyooz ]
/ ˈsɪr əˌkyus, -ˌkyuz /

noun

a city in central New York.
Italian Siracusa. a seaport in SE Sicily: ancient city founded by the Carthaginians 734 b.c.; battles 413 b.c., 212 b.c.

Related forms

Syr·a·cu·san, adjective, noun
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Syracuse


noun

(ˈsaɪrəˌkjuːz) a port in SW Italy, in SE Sicily on the Ionian Sea: founded in 734 bc by Greeks from Corinth and taken by the Romans in 212 bc, after a siege of three years. Pop: 123 657 (2001)Italian name: Siracusa
(ˈsɪrəˌkjuːs) a city in central New York State, on Lake Onondaga: site of the capital of the Iroquois Indian federation. Pop: 144 001 (2003 est)
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