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Phoenicia

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EtymologyEdit

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’.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fəˈnɪʃɪə/, /fəˈniːʃɪə/, /fəˈnɪʃə/

Proper nounEdit

Phoenicia

  1. 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.
  2. the trading empire of the Phoenicians which spread across most of the eastern Mediterranean Sea as far west as Sicily.

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Φοινίκη (Phoiníkē), from Φοῖνιξ (Phoîniks, Phoenician), from Egyptian Syrians (Fenkhw).

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Proper nounEdit

Phoenīcia f (genitive Phoenīciae); first declension

  1. Phoenicia

InflectionEdit

First declension with locative.

Number Singular
nominative Phoenīcia
genitive Phoenīciae
dative Phoenīciae
accusative Phoenīciam
ablative Phoenīciā
vocative Phoenīcia
locative Phoenīciae

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