gulf of smyrna

Izmir

[iz-meer]
noun
1.
Formerly Smyrna. a seaport in W Turkey on the Gulf of Izmir: important city of Asia Minor from ancient times.
2.
Formerly Gulf of Smyrna. an arm of the Aegean Sea in W Turkey. 35 miles (56 km) long; 14 miles (23 km) wide.
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Smyrna

[smur-nuh]
noun
1.
former name of Izmir.
2.
former name of the Gulf of Izmir.
3.
a city in NW Georgia: suburb of Atlanta.
4.
Classical Mythology, Myrrha.
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Izmir (ˈɪzmɪə)
 
n
Former name: Smyrna a port in W Turkey, on the Gulf of Izmir: the third largest city in the country; university (1955). Pop: 2 500 000 (2005 est)

Smyrna (ˈsmɜːnə)
 
n
Modern name: Izmir an ancient city on the W coast of Asia Minor: a major trading centre in the ancient world; a centre of early Christianity

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Smyrna definition


myrrh, an ancient city of Ionia, on the western coast of Asia Minor, about 40 miles to the north of Ephesus. It is now the chief city of Anatolia, having a mixed population of about 200,000, of whom about one-third are professed Christians. The church founded here was one of the seven addressed by our Lord (Rev. 2:8-11). The celebrated Polycarp, a pupil of the apostle John, was in the second century a prominent leader in the church of Smyrna. Here he suffered martyrdom, A.D. 155.

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