Phoenicia

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See also: phoenicia and Phœnicia

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Phoenicia

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Phoenicia, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Φοινίκη (Phoiníkē).

The word is already found in the Mycenaean Greek ethnonym 𐀡𐀛𐀑𐀍 (po-ni-ki-jo). Ultimately from Egyptian fnḫw,

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‘Canaanites, Syrians’.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

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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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Φοινίκη (Phoiníkē), from Φοῖνιξ (Phoînix, Phoenician), from Egyptian fnḫw (Syrians),

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Proper noun[edit]

Phoenīcia f (genitive Phoenīciae); first declension

  1. Phoenicia

Inflection[edit]

First declension, with locative.

Case Singular
Nominative Phoenīcia
Genitive Phoenīciae
Dative Phoenīciae
Accusative Phoenīciam
Ablative Phoenīciā
Vocative Phoenīcia
Locative Phoenīciae

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