Definitions for edessaɪˈdɛs ə

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  1. Edessa(ProperNoun)

    A city in Greece, capital in Pella Prefecture, in periphery of Central Macedonia.

  2. Edessa(ProperNoun)

    Ancient city in northwestern Mesopotamia, the capital of Osroene, on the site of modern u015Eanlu0131urfa in Turkey. Also known as Urfa.

  3. Origin: From Ἔδεσσα.


  1. Edessa

    Edessa is the historical name of an ancient town in upper Mesopotamia, refounded on an ancient site by Seleucus I Nicator. For the modern history of the city, see Şanlıurfa.

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  1. Edessa

    an ancient city in Mesopotamia; figures in early Church history, and is reputed to have contained at one time 300 monasteries; it fell into the hands of the Turks in 1515; is regarded as the sacred city of Abraham by Orientals.

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