phenician definition

  • adjective-and-noun:
    • See phœnician.
  • others:
    • Of or related to Phenicia.
  • noun:
    • A native or an inhabitant of Phenicia, an ancient nation in the coast of Syria, which Tyre and Sidon were the main towns. The Phenicians were probably of Semitic competition, and had been celebrated for his or her trade, colonies, and innovations.
    • The language of this old Phenicians. It had been a Semitic dialect, akin to Hebrew.

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