Definition of Antioch

1. Noun. A town in southern Turkey; ancient commercial center and capital of Syria; an early center of Christianity.

Exact synonyms: Antakiya, Antakya
Generic synonyms: Town
Group relationships: Republic Of Turkey, Turkey

Definition of Antioch

1. Proper noun. the name of a number of cities founded by kings of the Seleucid dynasty, the most famous being "Antioch on the Orontes" in ancient Syria (modern day Antakya in south-eastern Turkey) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Antioch

Antigonus Cyclops
Antigua
Antigua and Barbuda
Antiguan
Antiguans
Antilegomena
Antillean
Antillean Creole
Antilleans
Antilles
Antilocapra
Antilocapra americana
Antilocapridae
Antilope
Antilope cervicapra
Antioch
Antiochan
Antiochans
Antiochene
Antiochenes
Antiochian
Antiochians
Antiochus
Antioquenian
Antioquenians
Antipodes
Antiquity
Antirion
Antirrhinum
Antirrhinum coulterianum

Literary usage of Antioch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries by Adolf von Harnack (1908)
"say that this forms a list of the provinces over which the influence of antioch normally extended.1 To the last great synod at antioch against Paulus, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Therefore it attributes to antioch a supremacy over many provinces, ... It is thought that the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of antioch was coextensive ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1901)
"Fashion was the only law, pleasure the only pursuit, and the splendour of dress and furniture was the only distinction of the citizens of antioch. ..."

4. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1811)
"Of antioch. antioch is remarkable for its extraordinary ... in the government of Syria, built a city near the place where antioch now (lands, and called it ..."

5. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"The lively impatience of the inhabitants of antioch vrat never satisfied with their own situation, or with the character and conduct of their successive ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"He was a native of antioch, one of the most prominent theologians of the ... The state of the Church in antioch called Life and forth all his zeal as a ..."

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