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1. An ancient town of Phrygia north of present-day Antalya, Turkey. It was a center of Hellenistic influence and was visited by Saint Paul in biblical times.
2. See Antakya.


(Placename) a city in S Turkey, on the Orantes River: ancient commercial centre and capital of Syria (300–64 bc); early centre of Christianity. Pop: 155 000 (2005 est). Turkish name: Antakya


(ˈæn tiˌɒk)

1. Arabic, Antakiya. Turkish, Antakya. a city in S Turkey: capital of the ancient kingdom of Syria 300–64 B.C. 137,200.
2. a city in W California. 55,980.
An•ti•o•chi•an (ˌæn tiˈoʊ ki ən) n., adj.
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Noun1.Antioch - a town in southern TurkeyAntioch - a town in southern Turkey; ancient commercial center and capital of Syria; an early center of Christianity
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923


[ˈæntɪɒk] NAntioquía f
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Agitating under the banner of the Sarvajan Hitay Sanrakshan Samiti, the government employees also held demonstrations at district headquarters and raised slogans against the Congress, the BSP and the BJP.