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Phoenician

  

      n  
1    a member of an ancient Semitic people of NW Syria who dominated the trade of the ancient world in the first millennium b.c. and founded colonies throughout the Mediterranean  
2    the extinct language of this people, belonging to the Canaanitic branch of the Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family  
      adj  
3    of or relating to Phoenicia, the Phoenicians, or their language  
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