Cyrenaica

geographical name
Cy·​re·​na·​ica | \ ˌsir-ə-ˈnā-ə-kə How to pronounce Cyrenaica (audio) , ˌsī-rə-\
variants: or Italian Cirenaica \ same or ˌchē-​rā-​ˈnä-​ē-​(ˌ)kä How to pronounce Cirenaica (audio) \

Definition of Cyrenaica

1 or Cyrene \ sī-​ˈrē-​(ˌ)nē How to pronounce Cyrene (audio) \ ancient coastal region of northern Africa dominated by the city of Cyrene
2 region of eastern Libya roughly coextensive with ancient Cyrenaica; formerly a province

Other Words from Cyrenaica

Cyrenaic \ ˌsir-​ə-​ˈnā-​ik How to pronounce Cyrenaic (audio) , ˌsī-​rə-​ \ adjective or noun
Cyrenaican \ ˌsir-​ə-​ˈnā-​ə-​kən How to pronounce Cyrenaican (audio) , ˌsī-​rə-​ \ adjective or noun

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