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ˈsaɪd nSi·don

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sayda, Saida, Sidon(noun)

    the main city of ancient Phoenicia


  1. Sidon(ProperNoun)

    The principle city state of Phoenicia in biblical times, now Saida in the present day Lebanon.

  2. Origin: From Σιδών from Phoenician 0911090909030905090D.


  1. Sidon

    Sidon or Saïda is the third-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the South Governorate of Lebanon, on the Mediterranean coast, about 40 km north of Tyre and 40 km south of the capital Beirut. In Genesis, Sidon is the son of Canaan the grandson of Noah. Its name coincides with the modern Arabic word for fishery.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sidon

    an ancient Phoenician city on the E. of the Mediterranean, 20 m. N. of Tyre, with an extensive commerce; was famed for its glass and purple dye; also suffered many a reverse of fortune.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sidon

    (now Saida, or Seida). For a long time the most powerful, and probably the most ancient, of the cities of Phœnice. It was the chief seat of the maritime power of Phœnice until eclipsed by its own colony, Tyre. It submitted to Shalmanezer at the time of the Assyrian conquest of Syria. In the expedition of Xerxes against Greece the Sidonians furnished the best ships in the whole fleet. Sidon received the great blow to her prosperity in the reign of Artaxerxes III. (Ochus), when the Sidonians, having taken part in the revolt of Phœnice and Cyprus, and being betrayed to Ochus by their own king Tennes, burned themselves with their city, 351 B.C. It was rebuilt. On September 27, 1840, the town was taken from the pasha of Egypt by the troops of the sultan and of his allies, assisted by some ships of the British squadron, under Admiral Sir Robert Stopford and Commodore Charles Napier.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sidon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sidon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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