Latin, from Phœnice (“Phoenicia”), learned borrowing from Ancient Greek Φοινίκη (Phoiníkē), from φοίνικι (phoíniki, “Phoenicians”), from Mycenaean Greek [script?] (po-ni-ki-jo), from Egyptian fnḫw (fenhku) [Egyptian hieroglyphic?] ‘Canaanites, Syrians’.
- the land of city states of the Phoenicians which around 1000 BC was situated on the coast of present day Syria and Lebanon, and included the cities of Tyre and Sidon.
- the trading empire of the Phoenicians which spread across most of the eastern Mediterranean Sea as far west as Sicily.
First declension with locative.
- English: Phoenicia