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Edessa

[ih-des-uh] /ɪˈdɛs ə/
noun
1.
an ancient city in NW Mesopotamia, on the modern site of Urfa: an early center of Christianity; the capital of a principality under the Crusaders.
Related forms
Edessan, Edessene
[ih-des-een] /ɪˈdɛs in/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Edessa

/ɪˈdɛsə/
noun
1.
an ancient city on the N edge of the Syrian plateau, founded as a Macedonian colony by Seleucus I: a centre of early Christianity Modern name Urfa
2.
a market town in Greece: ancient capital of Macedonia. Pop (municipality): 25 729 (2001) Ancient name Aegae (ˈiːɡiː) Modern Greek name Édhessa
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