Sicily
or Italian Sicilia or ancient Sicilia or Trinacria geographical name island S Italy in the Mediterranean; a region capital Palermo area 9925 square miles (25,706 square kilometers), population 5,172,785 • Sicilian adjective or noun

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  • Sicily — • The largest island in the Mediterranean Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sicily     Sicily     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • SICILY — SICILY, largest island in the Mediterranean, S.W. of the Italian peninsula. History There were probably Jews living in Sicily in the period of the Second Temple; the great Jewish rhetorician caecilius of calacte moved from Sicily to Rome about 50 …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Sicily — island off the southern tip of Italy, from L. Sicilia, from Gk. Sikelia, from Sikeloi (pl.) Sicilians, from the name of an ancient people on the Tiber, whence part of them emigrated to the island that was named for them …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sicily — [sis′ə lē] 1. island of Italy, off its S tip 2. region of Italy, comprising this island & small nearby islands: 9,926 sq mi (25,708 sq km); pop. 4,966,000; cap. Palermo …   English World dictionary

  • Sicily — Infobox Region of Italy name = Sicily fullname = it. Regione Autonoma Siciliana isocode = capital = Palermo status = Autonomous region governor = Raffaele Lombardo (MpA) zone = South Italy province = Agrigento Caltanissetta Catania Enna Messina… …   Wikipedia

  • Sicily — Sicilian /si sil yeuhn, sil ee euhn/, adj., n. /sis euh lee/, n. an island in the Mediterranean, constituting a region of Italy, and separated from the SW tip of the mainland by the Strait of Messina: largest island in the Mediterranean.… …   Universalium

  • Sicily —    Largest island in the Mediterranean (q.v.), separated from the Italian mainland by the Strait of Messina (q.v.). While Sicily linked Italy to Africa (qq.v.), it also divided the Mediterranean (q.v.) into eastern and western parts. Conquered by …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Sicily — Sicile Sicile Information …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sicily — Recorded in a very wide range of spellings including Cecely, Cysely, Sisley, Sicily, and shortforms Cess, Cesse, Siss, Sise, Syce, Sisse and Size, this is an English surname. It is a nickname form of the popular medieval female name Cecilia,… …   Surnames reference

  • SICILY —    (3,285), the largest island in the Mediterranean, lying off the SW. extremity of Italy, to which it belongs, and from which it is separated by the narrow strait of Messina, 2 m. broad; the three extremities of its triangular configuration form …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Sicily —    The earliest definitive reference to Gypsies on the island dates from 1485 and refers to a horse dealer named Michele Petta. The first Gypsies had probably arrived some years earlier and from the Balkans by sea rather than from the mainland of …   Historical dictionary of the Gypsies

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