Definitions for ecbatanaɛkˈbæt n ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ec•bat•a•naɛkˈbæt n ə(n.)
the ancient capital of Media: at the site of modern Hamadan in W Iran.
Category: Ancient History, Geography (places)
Ancient city in Iran on the site of modern Hamadan. The capital of Media and subsequently a royal residence of Persian and Parthian kings.
Origin: From Ecbatana, from Ἐκβάτανα.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the ancient capital of Media, situated near Mount Orontes (now Elvend); was surrounded by seven walls of different colours that increased in elevation towards the central citadel; was a summer residence of the Persian and Parthian kings. The modern town of Hamadan now occupies the site of it.