Sidon definition by Webster's New World
chief city of ancient Phoenicia: site of modern Saida
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek Sidōn ; from Classical Hebrew (language) tsidon or Phoenician ṣdn, probably ; from or akin to Semitic root an unverified form ṣyd, to hunt, fish
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- Sidonian adjective, noun
Sidon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An ancient city of Phoenicia on the Mediterranean Sea in present-day southwest Lebanon. Founded in the third millennium B.C., it was an important trade center known for its glassware and purple dyes.