from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient town of Phrygia north of present-day Antalya, Turkey. It was a center of Hellenistic influence and was visited by Saint Paul in biblical times.
- See Antakya.
- A city of western California northeast of Oakland on the San Joaquin River near the mouth of the Sacramento River. It is a processing and shipping center. Population: 101,000.
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- proper n. the name of a number of cities founded by kings of the Seleucid dynasty, the most famous being "Antioch on the Orontes" in ancient Syria (modern day Antakya in south-eastern Turkey)
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- n. a town in southern Turkey; ancient commercial center and capital of Syria; an early center of Christianity
From Ancient Greek Ἀντιόχεια (Antiokheia), from Ἀντίοχος (Antiokhos). This was the given name of the Macedonian father of Seleucus I Nicator, the founder of the Seleucid Empire. Subsequently the name was borne by various kings of Seleucid dynasty and numerous cities in their domain are named after these personages. Compare also Laodicea, Apamea and Seleucia. (Wiktionary)