Latin, from Phœnice (“Phoenicia”), learned borrowing from Ancient Greek Φοινίκη (Phoiníkē), from φοίνικι (phoíniki, “Phoenicians”), from Mycenaean Greek [script needed] (po-ni-ki-jo), from Egyptian fnḫw (fenhku) [Egyptian hieroglyphic needed] ‘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.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /pʰoe̯ˈniː.ki.a/, [pʰoe̯ˈniː.kɪ.a]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /fɛˈni.t͡ʃi.a/, [fɛˈniː.t͡ʃi̯a], [fɛˈniː.t͡ʃa]
First declension with locative.
- English: Phoenicia