Kittim or Chittim both: kĭt´ĭm [key].
1 Biblical term for Cyprus often extended to include lands W of Syria. The name originally designated the Phoenician port of Citium in Cyprus. 2 Term appearing in the Dead Sea Scrolls , used of the Romans. The Kittim are referred to as warriors from the west, who capture Jerusalem.
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