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phoenix

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noun phoe·nix \ˈfē-niks\

Simple Definition of phoenix

  • : a magical bird in ancient stories that lives for 500 years before it burns itself to death and then is born again from its ashes

Full Definition of phoenix

  1. :  a legendary bird which according to one account lived 500 years, burned itself to ashes on a pyre, and rose alive from the ashes to live another period; also :  a person or thing likened to the phoenix

phoe·nix·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin of phoenix

Middle English fenix, from Old English, from Latin phoenix, from Greek phoinix


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms


Phoenix

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geographical name Phoe·nix \ˈfē-niks\

Definition of Phoenix

  1. city ∗ of Arizona on Salt River pop 1,445,632

Phoe·ni·cian play \fē-ˈni-shən\ noun



PHOENIX Defined for Kids

phoenix

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noun phoe·nix \ˈfē-niks\

Definition of phoenix

  1. :  a legendary bird which was thought to live for 500 years, burn itself to death, and rise newborn from the ashes




Phoenix

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geographical name Phoe·nix \ˈfē-niks\

Definition of Phoenix

  1. city, capital of Arizona





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