palermitan

Palermo

[puh-lur-moh, -lair-; Italian pah-ler-maw]
noun
a seaport in and the capital of Sicily, in the NW part.

Palermitan [puh-lur-mi-tn, -lair-] , adjective, noun
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Palermo (pəˈlɛəməʊ, -ˈlɜː-, Italian paˈlɛrmo)
 
n
the capital of Sicily, on the NW coast: founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century bc Pop: 686 722 (2001)

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Sicily
island off the southern tip of Italy, from L. Sicilia, from Gk. Sikelia, from Sikeloi (pl.) "Sicilians," from the name of an ancient people on the Tiber, whence part of them emigrated to the island that was named for them.
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Palermo [(puh-lair-moh, puh-lur-moh)]

City in northwest Sicily on the Tyrrhenian Sea, an arm of the Mediterranean Sea; capital of Sicily.

Note: Palermo's convenient location has made it an important port for trans-Mediterranean shipping for three thousand years. Settled by Phoenicia in the eighth century b.c., it has come under the influence of many civilizations, including the Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire. It has also come under the control of the Arabs and the French. Palermo has long been a center for art and architecture.
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