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Canea

[kuh-nee-uh] /kəˈni ə/
noun
1.
a seaport on and the capital of Crete, on the W part.
Greek Khania.

Crete

[kreet] /krit/
noun
1.
Formerly Candia. a Greek island in the Mediterranean, SE of mainland Greece. 3235 sq. mi. (8380 sq. km).
Capital: Canea.
2.
Sea of, a part of the S Aegean Sea lying between the Cyclades Islands and Crete.
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British Dictionary definitions for Canea

Canea

/kæˈnɪə/
noun
1.
the chief port of Crete, on the NW coast. Pop: 55 838 (2001) Greek name Khaniá

Crete

/kriːt/
noun
1.
a mountainous island in the E Mediterranean, the largest island of Greece: of archaeological importance for the ruins of Minoan civilization. Pop: 601 131 (2001). Area: 8331 sq km (3216 sq miles) Modern Greek name Kríti
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Word Origin and History for Canea

Crete

traditionally said to be from Krus, name of a mythological ancestor; probably an ethnic name of some sort.

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Canea in Culture

Crete definition


Island in southeastern Greece in the Mediterranean Sea.

Note: Crete is the largest of the Greek islands.
Note: One of the world's earliest civilizations, the Minoan civilization, reached its peak in Crete in 1600 b.c.
Note: In Greek mythology, Crete was Minos's kingdom, where the Minotaur lived at the center of the Labyrinth.
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Canea in the Bible

now called Candia, one of the largest islands in the Meditterranean, about 140 miles long and 35 broad. It was at one time a very prosperous and populous island, having a "hundred cities." The character of the people is described in Paul's quotation from "one of their own poets" (Epimenides) in his epistle to Titus: "The Cretans are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies" (Titus 1:12). Jews from Crete were in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:11). The island was visited by Paul on his voyage to Rome (Acts 27). Here Paul subsequently left Titus (1:5) "to ordain elders." Some have supposed that it was the original home of the Caphtorim (q.v.) or Philistines.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Encyclopedia Article for Canea

city and capital of Khania nomos (department), western Crete, Greece. It was the capital of Crete from 1841 to 1971. The city lies along the eastern corner of the Gulf of Khania and occupies the neck of the low, bulbous Akrotiri Peninsula between the gulf and Soudhas Bay (east) on the site of ancient Kydonia.

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