Phoenician

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Phoenician of or relating to or characteristic of Phoenicia or its inhabitants
    • n Phoenician the extinct language of an ancient Semitic people who dominated trade in the ancient world
    • n Phoenician a member of an ancient Semitic people who dominated trade in the first millennium B.C.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is recorded that the Babylonians were making soap around 2800 B.C. and that it was known to the Phoenicians around 600 B.C. These early references to soap and soap making were for the use of soap in the cleaning of textile fibers such as wool and cotton in preparation for weaving into cloth.
    • adj Phoenician fē-nish′an pertaining to Phœnicia, on the coast of Syria, to its people, language, or arts
    • n Phoenician an inhabitant of Phœnicia: the language, a Semitic dialect, akin to Hebrew
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Usage

In literature:

The first notable navigators and maritime carriers of goods were the Phoenicians.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
Phoenicians, The, 89, 132.
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
Phoenicians and Greeks stopped here to barter.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
Phoenician rock-cut tombs may also be seen.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
The Phoenicians, most adventurous of all the early races, went on long expeditions to distant lands in search of gold.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
He blackened his eyebrows and beard and put on the dress of a Phoenician merchant.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
These were introduced by the Phoenicians.
"The Scarlet Banner" by Felix Dahn
The Japanese acted toward Chinese writing much as the Phoenicians did toward Egyptian writing.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 8, May 1886, No. 7." by Various
Its inhabitants were Phoenicians.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Here cedars were felled for him by the Syrian princes, and the Phoenicians paid homage before he returned home in triumph.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Thus the Phoenicians and the Amorites belong to the first stage of the second great Arabian migration.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
But the name was of much greater antiquity than Greek civilization, and was, like all others, given by the Phoenicians.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 354, April 1845" by Various
It was under his directions that the Phoenicians, according to Herodotus, made the voyage round Africa referred to on p. 27.
"Ancient and Modern Ships." by George C. V. Holmes
The Phoenicians landed and left their impress on Ireland long before England heard of the first Caesar.
"First Fam'lies of the Sierras" by Joaquin Miller
The child-swallowing he connects with Punic and Phoenician influence, and Semitic sacrifices of men and children.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
If the Phoenicians were like them, another boyhood illusion is gone!
"Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
But this fairy, or troll, was supposed to date back to the time of the Phoenicians.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries" by W. Y. Evans Wentz
Thus in Spain we have, at first dimly seen, successive colonies of Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Greeks.
"Spain" by Wentworth Webster
But we must pause here for a moment to define more accurately what we mean by Phoenician art.
"The Library Magazine of Select Foreign Literature" by Various
Of Carthage, one of these Phoenician cities, we shall have much more to tell later.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells
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In poetry:

Here, when they heard the hors-bells ring,
The ancient Britons dressed and rode
To which the dark Phoenicians bring
Their goods along the Western Road.
"Merrow Down" by Rudyard Kipling
Yes, Happiness hath left me soon behind!
Alas! we all pursue its steps! and when
We've sunk to rest within its arms entwined,
Like the Phoenician virgin, wake, and find
Ourselves alone again.
"Regret" by Victor Marie Hugo
And shapes more shadowy than these,
In the dim twilight half revealed;
Phoenician galleys on the seas,
The Roman camps like hives of bees,
The Goth uplifting from his knees
Pelayo on his shield.
"Castles In Spain. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Around these walls have wandered the Briton and the Dane—
The captives of Armorica, the cavaliers of Spain—
Phoenician and Milesian, and the plundering Norman Peers—
And the swordsmen of brave Brian, and the chiefs of later years!
"The Pillar Towers of Ireland" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Phoenicians first (if story be believed)
Dared to record in characters; for yet
Papyrus was not fashioned, and the priests
Of Memphis, carving symbols upon walls
Of mystic sense (in shape of beast or fowl)
Preserved the secrets of their magic art.
"Pharsalia - Book III: Massilia" by Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

In news:

Lobby Tea Court The Phoenician 6000 E Camelback Road, Phoenix 480-941-8200 thephoenician.com.
A catalogue of ranting, railing, and venting of spleen conveniently arranged for you courtesy the Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans.
Phoenician to host Phoenix Heart Ball.
For a time though, it was the Etruscans , Phoenicians and Greeks who ruled the Mediterranean.
When it comes to Mexican cuisine, we Phoenicians are so caliente we sizzle.
The Phoenician This leading AAA Five Diamond resort and spa is.
The Phoenician 6000 E Camelback Road, Phoenix.
The Phoenician in Scottsdale to Open New Ballroom.
The Phoenician will open its 15,000-square-foot Camelback Ballroom on October 1, 2010.
J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician .
We've made an unspoken deal with The Phoenician .
In the Phoenician town of Zaraphath, the prophet Elijah randomly asked a woman for water and bread.
The ocean carriers Maersk Line and CMA CGM have added a new westbound port call at Beirut, Lebanon, and a tenth vessel to a weekly Asia-Mediterranean joint service dubbed AE12 by Maersk and Phoenician Express (BEX2) by CMA CGM.
We dived on Morea (a dive site with phoenician anchors) and Cravo reef.
From their red and white bungalow at Seventh Street and Whitton Avenue, the Shillers, scions of sausage sultan Hugo Schreiner, have been stuffing casings and Phoenicians since 1955.
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In science:

Ancient Romans, Grecians, and Phoenicians traded options against outgoing cargos from their local seaports.
Option Pricing from Path Integral for Non-Gaussian Fluctuations. Natural Martingale and Application to Truncated L\'evy Distributions
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