[fi-nish-uh, -nee-shuh] /fɪˈnɪʃ ə, -ˈni ʃə/
an ancient kingdom on the Mediterranean, in the region of modern Syria, Lebanon, and Israel.
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
Phoenicia [(fuh-nee-shuh, fuh-nish-uh)]
An ancient nation of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Its territory included what are today coastal areas of modern Israel and Lebanon. The Phoenicians were famed as traders and sailors. They developed an alphabet that was eventually adapted by the Greeks and Romans into the alphabet used in writing English. In the Phoenicians’ alphabet, the marks stand for individual sounds rather than for whole words or syllables, as in Egyptian hieroglyphics.
(Acts 21:2). (See PHENICIA.)
[foh-nuh-tak-tik] /ˌfoʊ nəˈtæk tɪk/ adjective, Linguistics. 1. of or relating to : Phonotactic constraints in English prevent the occurrence of the consonant clusters (sr) and (dl) at the beginning of words.
[fee-buh s] /ˈfi bəs/ noun 1. Classical Mythology. Apollo as the sun god. 2. Literary. the sun personified. /ˈfiːbəs/ noun 1. (Greek myth) Also called Phoebus Apollo. Apollo as the sun god 2. (poetic) a personification of the sun epithet of Apollo as sun-god, late 14c., from Latin Phoebus, from Greek Phoibos, literally “bright, shining, […]
[fee-bee] /ˈfi bi/ noun 1. any of several small American flycatchers of the genus Sayornis, especially S. phoebe, of eastern North America. [fee-bee] /ˈfi bi/ noun 1. Classical Mythology. a Titan, daughter of Uranus and Gaea and mother of Leto, later identified with Artemis and with the Roman goddess Diana. 2. Astronomy. one of the […]
An object-oriented Prolog-like language. [“PHOCUS: Production Rules, Horn Clauses, Objects and Contexts in a Unification Based System”, D. Chan et al, Actes du Sem Prog et Logique, Tregastel (May 1987), pp. 77-108]. (1994-11-09)