- capital of ancient Syria (until 64 ), an early center of Christianity: now, a city in S Turkey: pop. 108,000
- city in ancient Pisidia, Asia Minor
Origin of Antiochafter Antioch, Turkey city in W Calif., on the San Joaquin River: pop. 91,000
- An ancient town of Phrygia north of present-day Antalya, Turkey. It was a center of Hellenistic influence and was visited by Saint Paul in biblical times.
- See Antakya.
From Ancient Greek Ἀντιόχεια (Antiokheia), from Ἀντίοχος (Antiokhos). 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, Apamea and Seleucia.