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Bagdad

[bag-dad, buh g-dad] /ˈbæg dæd, bəgˈdæd/
noun
1.

Baghdad

or Bagdad

[bag-dad, buh g-dad] /ˈbæg dæd, bəgˈdæd/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Iraq, in the central part, on the Tigris.
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Bagdad

/bæɡˈdæd/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Baghdad

Baghdad

/bæɡˈdæd/
noun
1.
the capital of Iraq, on the River Tigris: capital of the Abbasid Caliphate (762–1258). Pop: 5 910 000 (2005 est)
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Word Origin and History for Bagdad

Baghdad

a pre-Islamic name apparently of Indo-European origin and probably meaning "gift of god," with the first element related to Russian bog "god" and the second to English donor. Marco Polo (13c.) wrote it Baudac.

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Capital of Iraq, located in central Iraq on both banks of the Tigris River.

Note: Baghdad has long been one of the great cities of the Muslim world.
Note: It was bombed heavily during the Persian Gulf War.
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