Etymology
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Syracuse

city in Sicily, founded as a Corinthian colony, and with a name traceable to 8c. B.C.E., from a pre-Hellenic word, perhaps Phoenician serah "to feel ill," in reference to its location near a swamp. The city in New York, U.S., was named 1825 for the classical city.

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Definitions of Syracuse

Syracuse (n.)
a city in central New York;
Syracuse (n.)
a city in southeastern Sicily that was founded by Corinthians in the 8th century BC;
Synonyms: Siracusa
Syracuse (n.)
the Roman siege of Syracuse (214-212 BC) was eventually won by the Romans who sacked the city (killing Archimedes);
Synonyms: siege of Syracuse
Syracuse (n.)
the Athenian siege of Syracuse (415-413 BC) was eventually won by Syracuse;
Synonyms: siege of Syracuse
From wordnet.princeton.edu