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[pel-uh] /ˈpɛl ə/
a ruined city in N Greece, NW of Salonika: the capital of ancient Macedonia; birthplace of Alexander the Great. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But she remembered Joseph of Pella, the shepherd; even then his wholesomeness was not without its canker.

    The City of Delight Elizabeth Miller
  • Phaetho was driven by the wind from Ilium to Macedonia, and met me at Pella.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Dion is also said to have been founded by Alexander the Great and was apparently not far from Pella.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • Pella is in Lower Macedonia, which was in possession of the Bottiæi.

  • For there is a river near Pella that the Macedonians call Borborus.

  • Hippos, Scythopolis, and Pella were released by him at this time from the Jewish yoke.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • If I had hearkened to you, you would have been in Pella, or in Egypt.

    Pearl-Maiden H. Rider Haggard
  • Before the siege the Christians in the city had fled to Pella, east of the Jordan.

    A Brief Bible History James Oscar Boyd
British Dictionary definitions for Pella


an ancient city in N Greece: the capital of Macedonia under Philip II
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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