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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the sea-port of Antioch, near the mouth of the Orontes. Paul and
    his companions sailed from this port on their first missionary
    journey (Acts 13:4). This city was built by Seleucus Nicator,
    the "king of Syria." It is said of him that "few princes have
    ever lived with so great a passion for the building of cities.
    He is reputed to have built in all nine Seleucias, sixteen
    Antiochs, and six Laodiceas." Seleucia became a city of great
    importance, and was made a "free city" by Pompey. It is now a
    small village, called el-Kalusi.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Seleucia, shaken or beaten by the waves