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An ancient city of Phoenicia on the Mediterranean Sea in present-day southwest Lebanon. Founded in the third millennium bc, it was an important trade center known for its glassware and purple dyes.


(Placename) the chief city of ancient Phoenicia: founded in the third millennium bc; wealthy through trade and the making of glass and purple dyes; now the Lebanese city of Saïda


(ˈsaɪd n)

a city of ancient Phoenicia: site of modern Saida.
Si•do′ni•an (-ˈdoʊ ni ən) adj., n.
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Noun1.Sidon - the main city of ancient PhoeniciaSidon - the main city of ancient Phoenicia  
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean


[ˈsaɪdən] NSidón m
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Then he went healing and teaching through Galilee, and even journeyed to Tyre and Sidon.
Hera stirs up a storm against them and they are carried to Sidon, where Alexandrus takes the city.
She then went down into her fragrant store-room, where her embroidered robes were kept, the work of Sidonian women, whom Alexandrus had brought over from Sidon when he sailed the seas upon that voyage during which he carried off Helen.
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Download Hariri: Sidon Souk Festival affirms City's commitment to remain vibrant NNA - Head of House Commission for Education and Culture, MP Bahia Hariri, on Sunday toured Sidon Souk Market, within the framework of Sidon Festival's activities organized by the International Sidon Festivals in cooperation with Sidon Municipality and Sidon Merchants' Association for the second week in a row.
BEIRUT, June 23 (KUNA) -- Two Lebanese army officers and one soldier were killed in clashes on Sunday in Sidon in south Lebanon, the Lebanese military said in a release.
Sidon International Resources Corporation (Sidon) (TSX: SD) (FRANKFURT:SY7)(OTCBB:SIDNF), a company that deals with coal, copper and Potash properties, has signed an option agreement with vendors to acquire property prospective for lithium covering up to eight townships of land prospective for lithium in Alberta.
By analyzing long tubes of sediment drilled from locations in and around the Mediterranean ports of Tyre and Sidon, scientists have discovered the locations of the harbors from which legions of ancient Phoenician mariners set sail.
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The same hate I feel for Israel, I feel for America,'' said Omar Younis, a taxi driver whose carload of passengers had to halt before they reached their destination of Sidon, 30 miles south of Beirut.
Tyre and Sidon, 1608) A tragedy in two parts by the French playwright Jean de Schelander (c1585 - 1635).