chief city of ancient Phoenicia: site of modern Saida
Origin of SidonClassical Latin from Classical Greek Sid?n from Classical Hebrew (language) tsidon or Phoenician ?dn, probably from or akin to Semitic root an unverified form ?yd, 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 Î£Î¹Î´ÏŽÎ½ (SidÅn) from Phoenician ð¤‘ð¤‰ð¤ƒð¤…ð¤.