EDESSAN

Edessa

[ih-des-uh]
noun
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.

Edessan, Edessene [ih-des-een] , adjective
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Edessa (ɪˈdɛsə)
 
n
1.  Modern name: Urfa an ancient city on the N edge of the Syrian plateau, founded as a Macedonian colony by Seleucus I: a centre of early Christianity
2.  Ancient name: Aegae, Modern Greek name: Édhessa a market town in Greece: ancient capital of Macedonia. Pop (municipality): 25 729 (2001)

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