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Phoenicia

Syllabification: Phoe·ni·cia
Pronunciation: /fəˈniSHə, -ˈnēSHə
 
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Definition of Phoenicia in English:

An ancient country on the shores of the eastern Mediterranean Sea, corresponding to modern Lebanon and the coastal plains of Syria. It consisted of a number of city states, including Tyre and Sidon, and was a flourishing center of Mediterranean trade and colonization during the early part of the 1st millennium bc.

Origin

from Latin, from Greek Phoinikē.

Words that rhyme with Phoenicia

Fischer, fisher, fissure, justiciar, Laetitia, militia, Patricia, Tricia

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