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ˈæn tiˌɒkan·ti·och

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Antioch, Antakya, Antakiyanoun

    a town in southern Turkey; ancient commercial center and capital of Syria; an early center of Christianity

Wiktionary

  1. Antiochnoun

    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)

  2. Etymology: From Ἀντιόχεια, from Ἀντίοχος. This was the given name of the Macedonian father of Seleucus I Nicator, the founder of the Seleucid Empire. Subsequently the name was borne by various kings of Seleucid dynasty and numerous cities in their domain are named after these personages. Compare also Laodicea and Apamea.

Wikipedia

  1. Antioch

    Antioch on the Orontes (; Greek: Ἀντιόχεια ἡ ἐπὶ Ὀρόντου, Antiókheia hē epì Oróntou, Learned Koine Greek pronunciation: [anti.ó.kʰeː.a hɛː e.pí orón.tuː]) was a Hellenistic, and later, a Christian city, founded by Seleucus I Nicator in 300 BC. This city served as the capital of the Seleucid Empire and later as regional capital to both the Roman and Byzantine Empire. During the Crusades, Antioch served as the capital of the Principality of Antioch, one of four Crusader states that were founded in the Levant. Its inhabitants were known as Antiochenes; the city's ruin lies on the Orontes River, near Antakya, the modern city in Hatay Province of Turkey (Türkiye), to which the ancient city lends its name. Antioch was founded near the end of the fourth century BC by Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great's generals, as one of the four cities of the Seleucis of Syria. The city's location offered geographical, military, and economic benefits to its occupants; Antioch was heavily involved in the spice trade and lay within easy reach of the Silk Road and the Royal Road. During the late Hellenistic period and Middle Roman Empire, Antioch's population may have reached a peak of over 500,000 inhabitants (most generally estimate between 200,000–250,000), making the city the third largest in the Empire after Rome and Alexandria and one of the most important cities in the eastern Mediterranean. The city was the capital of the Seleucid Empire from 240 BC until 63 BC, when the Romans took control, making it capital of the province of Syria and later of Coele Syria. From the early fourth century, Antioch was the seat of the Count of the Orient, head of the Diocese of the East. The Romans provided the city with walls that covered almost 450 hectares (1,100 acres), of which one quarter was mountain, leaving 300 hectares (750 acres) – about one-fifth the area of Rome within the Aurelian Walls. It was also the main center of Hellenistic Judaism at the end of the Second Temple period. Antioch was part of the pentarchy and was called "the cradle of Christianity" as a result of its longevity and the pivotal role that it played in the emergence of early Christianity. The Christian New Testament asserts that the name "Christian" first emerged in Antioch. The city declined to relative insignificance during the Middle Ages due to warfare, repeated earthquakes, and a change in trade routes. The city still lends its name to Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, one of the most important churches of the Levant and eastern Mediterranean.

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  1. antioch

    Antioch is a name used for several different places and groups, but it is most commonly associated with the Ancient Greek city located near the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, in modern-day Turkey. This city, also known as Antioch on the Orontes, was once one of the largest and most important cities in the ancient world, particularly during the Roman Empire. It was also a significant center of early Christianity. Other places named Antioch include a city in the U.S. state of California and several different towns and cities in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

Wikidata

  1. Antioch

    Antioch on the Orontes was an ancient city on the eastern side of the Orontes River. Its ruins lie near the modern city of Antakya, Turkey. Founded near the end of the 4th century BC by Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great's generals, Antioch's geographic, military and economic location, particularly the spice trade, the Silk Road, the Persian Royal Road, benefited its occupants, and eventually it rivaled Alexandria as the chief city of the Near East and as the main center of Hellenistic Judaism at the end of the Second Temple period. As a result of its longevity and the pivotal role it played in the emergence of both Hellenistic Judaism and Early Christianity, Antioch was called "the cradle of Christianity." It was one of the four cities of the Syrian tetrapolis. Its residents are known as Antiochenes. Once a great metropolis of half a million people, it declined to insignificance during the Middle Ages because of repeated earthquakes, the Crusaders' invasions, and a change in trade routes following the Mongol conquests, which then no longer passed through Antioch from the far east.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. antioch

    A city in Syria, built by Seleucus 300 B.C.; after the battle of Ipsus it acquired the name “Queen of the East.” Here the disciples were first called Christians, A.D. 42. Antioch was taken by the Persians, 540; by the Saracens about 638; recovered from the Eastern emperor, 966; lost again in 1086; retaken by the Crusaders in 1098, and held by them till 1268, when it was captured by the sultan of Egypt. It was taken from the Turks in the Syrian war, Aug. 1, 1833, by Ibrahim Pasha, but restored at the peace.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Antioch in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Antioch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Kyle Rittenhouse:

    We could n’t – I wanted to turn myself into the police in Kenosha but I was n’t able to because they were n’t accepting visitors, apparently with the barricades and the fence up so we ended up turning myself into the Antioch police department.

  2. Officer Johnna Watson:

    The suspect or suspects got into that vehicle with the laptop, the victim tried to continue to get it back and at that time in the 6100 block of Antioch (street) the victim ... was critically injured.

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