geographical name

Se·​leu·​cia sə-ˈlü-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce Seleucia (audio)
or Seleucia Tracheotis ancient city of southeastern Asia Minor in Cilicia southwest of Tarsus
ancient and chief city of the Seleucid Empire whose ruins are in Iraq on the Tigris River south-southeast of Baghdad
or Seleucia Pieria ancient city in Asia Minor north of the mouth of the Orontes River that was the port for the ancient city of Antioch

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“Seleucia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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