chief city of ancient Phoenicia: site of modern Saida
Origin of SidonClassical 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
An ancient city of Phoenicia on the Mediterranean Sea in present-day southwest Lebanon. Founded in the third millennium BC, it was an important trade center known for its glassware and purple dyes.
From Ancient Greek Σιδών (Sidōn) from Phoenician .