Seleucid
noun Etymology: New Latin seleucides, from Seleucus I Date: 1851 a member of a Greek dynasty ruling Syria and at various times other Asian territories from 312 B.C. to 64 B.C. • Seleucid adjective

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  • Seleucid — 1803, in reference to dynasty founded in Syria 312 B.C.E. by Seleucus Nicator, general of Alexander. It lasted until 65 B.C.E. The Seleucidan Era, a local reckoning in the East (maintained by Syrian Christians) usually is dated to Sept. 1, 312… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Seleucid — [sə lo͞o′sid] n. pl. Seleucids or Seleucidae [sə lo͞o′si dē΄] [< L Seleucides < Gr Seleukidēs] a member of a dynasty founded by Seleucus I and ruling (312 364? B.C. ) over S Asia Minor & the region between the Mediterranean Sea & the Indus… …   English World dictionary

  • seleucid — I. sə̇ˈlüsə̇d, sə̇lˈyü noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: New Latin seleucides, from Seleucus I died 280 B.C. Macedonian general and founder of the Seleucid dynasty + Latin ides, masculine patronymic suffix more at id : a member of a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Seleucid — /si looh sid/, n., pl. Seleucidae / si dee /, adj. n. 1. a member of a Macedonian dynasty, 312 64 B.C., that ruled an empire that included much of Asia Minor, Syria, Persia, Bactria, and Babylonia. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the Seleucids or… …   Universalium

  • Seleucid — adj. of or pertaining to the Seleucids or their Asian dynasty n. member of a Macedonian dynasty which ruled various area in Asia Minor and the Middle East between 321 64 BC …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Seleucid — [sɪ lu:sɪd] noun a member of a dynasty ruling over Syria and a great part of western Asia from 311 to 65 BC. Origin from Seleucus Nicator (the name of the founder, one of Alexander the Great s generals) + id3 …   English new terms dictionary

  • seleucid — se·leu·cid …   English syllables

  • Seleucid — Se•leu•cid [[t]sɪˈlu sɪd[/t]] n. pl. cids, ci•dae [[t] sɪˌdi[/t]] adj. 1) anh a member of a Macedonian dynasty, 312–64 b.c., ruling an empire that included much of Asia Minor, Syria, Persia, Bactria, and Babylonia 2) anh Also, Se•leu′ci•dan. of… …   From formal English to slang

  • Seleucid — /səˈlusəd/ (say suh loohsuhd) noun (plural Seleucids or Seleucidae / sɪdi/ (say sidee)) 1. a member of a dynasty founded in Asia about 312 BC by Seleucus I, and at one time ruling over Bactria, Persia, Babylon, and Syria. It lasted until about 64 …   Australian English dictionary

  • SELEUCID ERA — SELEUCID ERA, the basis for Jewish reckoning of years during the Second Temple period, and in certain Jewish communities down to the late medieval period and until comparatively modern times. This era, commonly referred to in Hebrew as minyan… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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