Definition of Phenicia
1. Noun. An ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the Mediterranean.
Geographical relationships: Phoenician, Ashtoreth, Astarte, Dagon
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Terms within: Carthage, Utica
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phenicia
Literary usage of Phenicia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"31), though their country is called Phenicia or Phenice (I Esd. ii. ... Before discussing Phenicia proper brief mention should be made of two cities, ..."
2. Edgar Quinet: His Early Life and Writings by Richard Heath (1881)
"... of the Religions of Babylon and Phenicia •—The Sentiment of the Infinite in Pagan Love. Babylon inherits the religion of the shepherds of Upper Asia, ..."
3. Journey Through Arabia Petræa, to Mount Sinai, and the Excavated City of by Léon Laborde (1838)
"This was the only tribe which traded directly with Egypt and Phenicia, or with the entrepots possessed by those two nations on the coast. As to the rest, ..."
4. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1843)
"... length formed a small establishment ! near Phenicia, they began to acquire its ! language. At that time their writers j might, and probably did, ..."
5. The History of Greece by William Mitford (1823)
"Reign of Artaxerxes Ochus: Fortune of a Grecian Family: Revolt of Phenicia and Cyprus ... Phenicia ..."
6. The History of Greece by William Mitford (1821)
"BETWEEN the small states of Phenicia, as between those of Greece, appear to have been jealousies and antipathies of no small violence. ..."
7. A Geography of the Bible: Compiled for the American Sunday School Union by James Waddel Alexander (1830)
"Phenicia, or as it was called in the time of Christ, Syro- Phenicia, (because then included in the bounds of Syria,) is a narrow tract of land along the ..."