Cyrene, a district west of Egypt on the Mediterranean coast, forming with Crete a Roman province.
Cyrene, a region of Africa Derivation: of uncertain derivation;
KJV Usage: Cyrene.
1) a large and very flourishing city of Libya Cyrenaica or Pentapolitana, about 11 miles (17 km) from the sea. Among its inhabitants were a great number of Jews, whom Ptolemy I. had brought there, and invested with the right of citizens
Literal: Cyrene = "supremacy of the bridle"
Of uncertain derivation; Cyrene, a region of Africa