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TZIDHON > (ṢAYDā) > SīDōNĭUS

This name comes from the Phoenician "Tzidhon", meaning “capture, hunt, fishing place”, Latin term “Sīdōnĭus”, meaning "Sidon, Phoenician, founder of Thebes, native of Sidon, “the original people of Sidon." Sidon or Saïda is the third-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the South Governorate of Lebanon, on the Mediterranean coast, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Tyre and 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital Beirut. 1) Saint Sidonius Apollinaris was a poet, diplomat and bishop. Sidonius, according to Eric Goldberg, is the single most important surviving author from fifth-century Gaul. 2) Sidonie of Bavaria (1488–1505) was a member of the House of Wittelsbach. She was the eldest daughter of Duke Albert IV of Bavaria-Munich and his wife Kunigunde of Austria. She died later as a bride of the Elector Palatine Louis V. 3) Sidonie of Poděbrady (1449–1510) was a daughter of George of Poděbrady, King of Bohemia, and his first wife Kunigunde of Sternberg.

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