Phenician

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a. & n Phenician See Phœnician.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • phenician Of or pertaining to Phenicia.
    • n phenician A native or an inhabitant of Phenicia, an ancient country on the coast of Syria, of which Tyre and Sidon were the chief cities. The Phenicians were probably of Semitic race, and were celebrated for their commerce, colonies, and inventions.
    • n phenician The language of the ancient Phenicians. It was a Semitic dialect, akin to Hebrew.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Phenician pertaining to Phœnicia, on the coast of Syria, to its people, language, or arts
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Usage

In literature:

Round about this enclosure dwell Phenicians of Tyre, and this whole region is called the Camp of the Tyrians.
"The History Of Herodotus" by Herodotus
Pharaoh Necho, so Herodotus says, had sent Phenician ships on a three-year cruise entirely around Africa.
"The Red Man's Continent" by Ellsworth Huntington
The small mound I have mentioned a while ago was once occupied by the Phenician city of Laish.
"The Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Some allege the Greeks, others the Phenicians, while others say the Egyptians.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. II" by Robert Kerr
A little later she seemed about to rival the Phenicians in commerce.
"The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible" by R. Heber Newton
He knew that tens of thousands died so, and had died so ever since the days of Phenicians and Gauls and Goths.
"The Waters of Edera" by Louise de la Ramée, a.k.a. Ouida
Not so the spirit of this Phenician.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
There are memorials of this time now existing, not only in Phenician coins, medals, and ruins, but in the names of the cities.
"A Short History of Spain" by Mary Platt Parmele
The Phenicians were very much in earnest about the maintenance of state and of religion.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
So it was with the Syro-Phenician woman.
"Sovereign Grace" by Dwight Moody
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In poetry:

Meanwhile, along the sunlit strait
My ship glides toward the saffron west,
Beyond the old Phenician gate
To ocean's gently heaving breast,
Whence, on the ever-freshening breeze,
There greet my spirit words like these;--
"The Pillars Of Hercules" by John Lawson Stoddard

In science:

An early example of optimization problem is narrated in Virgil’s Aeneid: Dido, a Phenician princess, is obliged to flee Tyre, her hometown, after her husband is murdered by her brother, a cruel tyrant.
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT
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