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Syracuse



Origin: Phoenician

Meaning: originally a Greek colony founded by Corinth in 734 BCE on the east coast of Sicily. Though the etymology seems unclear, the closest I could find was that it came from a Phoenician trading post, getting its name from a marsh called Syraco meaning "to stink" because it had a bad smell to it.


Variants:
  • Siracusa (Italian)
  • Syraco 

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