Syracuse

Syracuse

[sir-uh-kyoos, -kyooz]
noun
1.
a city in central New York.
2.
Italian Siracusa. a seaport in SE Sicily: ancient city founded by the Carthaginians 734 b.c.; battles 413 b.c., 212 b.c.

Syracusan, adjective, noun
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Syracuse
 
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1.  Italian name: Siracusa a port in SW Italy, in SE Sicily on the Ionian Sea: founded in 734 bc by Greeks from Corinth and taken by the Romans in 212 bc, after a siege of three years. Pop: 123 657 (2001)
2.  a city in central New York State, on Lake Onondaga: site of the capital of the Iroquois Indian federation. Pop: 144 001 (2003 est)

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Syracuse definition


a city on the south-east coast of Sicily, where Paul landed and remained three days when on his way to Rome (Acts 28:12). It was distinguished for its magnitude and splendour. It is now a small town of some 13,000 inhabitants.

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