Syracuse meaning

sîrə-kyo͝os, -kyo͝oz, sŭr-
A city of southeast Sicily, Italy, on the Ionian Sea south-southeast of Catania. Founded by colonists from Corinth in the eighth century bc , it reached the height of its power in the fifth century but fell to the Romans in 212.
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A city of central New York east-southeast of Rochester. Established as an Onondagan trading post near a large salt deposit, it became a major saltworks in the 1800s and is now the site of Syracuse University.
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(place) City in central N.Y.
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(place) Seaport on the SE coast of Sicily: in ancient times, a Greek city-state.
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