See also: Phoenician

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Adjective edit

Phœnician (not comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of Phoenician
    • 1833, Joaquín Lorenzo Villanueva, Phœnician Ireland.
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], “Introduction”, in Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume III, London: Henry Colburn, [], →OCLC, page 138:
      "What diverts me the most," continued Sir George, " is, Ulysses being always called 'the much enduring man.' After all his ten years of wandering are past, pleasantly enough, the greater portion of them being spent with Circe and Calypso—to be sure, it was rather tiresome staying so long with the last—how he must have enjoyed his flirtation with the Phœnician princess!"

Noun edit

Phœnician (plural Phœnicians)

  1. Obsolete spelling of Phoenician
    • 1859, George E. Eyre, William Spottiswoode, Patents for Invention. Abridgments of Specifications relating to Printing, page 15:
      Plutarch, and others ascribe its introduction to the West to Cadmus—a Phœnician who founded Thebes, B.C. 1500.