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Phoe·ni·cia

 (fĭ-nĭsh′ə, -nē′shə)
An ancient maritime country of southwest Asia consisting of city-states along the eastern Mediterranean Sea in present-day Syria and Lebanon. Its people became the foremost navigators and traders of the Mediterranean by 1250 bc and established numerous colonies, including Carthage in northern Africa. The Phoenicians traveled to the edges of the known world at the time and introduced their alphabet, based on symbols for sounds rather than cuneiform or hieroglyphic representations, to the Greeks and other early peoples. Phoenicia's culture was gradually absorbed by Persian and later Hellenistic civilizations.

Phoenicia

(fəˈnɪʃɪə; -ˈniː-)
n
(Placename) an ancient maritime country extending from the Mediterranean Sea to the Lebanon Mountains, now occupied by the coastal regions of Lebanon and parts of Syria and Israel: consisted of a group of city-states, at their height between about 1200 and 1000 bc, that were leading traders of the ancient world

Phoe•ni•cia

(fɪˈnɪʃ ə, -ˈni ʃə)

n.
an ancient kingdom on the Mediterranean, in the region of modern Lebanon and Syria.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Phoenicia - an ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the MediterraneanPhoenicia - an ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the Mediterranean
Phoenician - the extinct language of an ancient Semitic people who dominated trade in the ancient world
Carthage - an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis; founded by Phoenicians; destroyed and rebuilt by Romans; razed by Arabs in 697
Utica - an ancient city on the north coast of Africa (northwest of Carthage); destroyed by Arabs around 700 AD
Ashtoreth, Astarte - an ancient Phoenician goddess of love and fertility; the Phoenician counterpart to Ishtar
Dagon - god of agriculture and the earth; national god of Philistines
Translations

Phoenicia

[fɪˈnɪʃɪə] NFenicia f

Phoenicia

nPhönizien nt
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Hildebrand, Phenice, Gray, and Hines (2008) indicated that Asian Americans have become the largest ethnic minority group in many career fields and at many elite colleges.
Berenice's confidante Phenice, a role spoken in Hebrew by Rina Schenfeld, reminds us that Berenice is a foreigner in Rome and is thus viewed with suspicion.
The biological sex of each skeleton was determined by examining the morphological characteristics of the pelvis (if present) or cranial traits (Buikstra and Ubelaker 1994; Phenice 1969).
A method put forth by Phenice (1969) is commonly accepted as reliable.
En la pelvis, el arco ventral, la concavidad subpubica, la rama isquiopubica (Phenice 1969 en Buikstra y Ubelaker 1994) y el angulo de la escotadura ciatica mayor.
The remaining studies collected and reported data that only represented a certain region or community (Hilderbrand, Phenice, Gray, & Hines, 2000).
The traits of Phenice (1969) could not be examined on the right pelvic bone (#6) because the pubis was missing.
The accuracy of sex identification in European skeletal remains using the Phenice characters.
According to Phenice and Griffore (2003), regular, positive interactions with nature are instrumental to helping children develop a respect for the environment.
Some research indicates that accessing language minorities is more difficult when researchers are considered to be "cultural outsiders" (that is, the researchers are from a different cultural background) (Phenice, Griffore, Hakoyama, & Silvey, 2(109).
Positive attitudes about the environment are formed in early childhood and depend on frequent interaction with the natural environment (Cohen, 1992; Cohen & Horm-Wingerg, 1993; Phenice & Griffore, 2003; Sobel, 1990).