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Princeton's WordNet

  1. palmyra, palmyra palm, toddy palm, wine palm, lontar, longar palm, Borassus flabellifer(noun)

    tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving

Wiktionary

  1. Palmyra(ProperNoun)

    an ancient Aramaic oasis-city in Syria, on the site of present-day Tadmor

  2. Origin: From Tamil Pannamarrum/Pannai, (Marram = Tree).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palmyra(noun)

    a species of palm (Borassus flabelliformis) having a straight, black, upright trunk, with palmate leaves. It is found native along the entire northern shores of the Indian Ocean, from the mouth of the Tigris to New Guinea. More than eight hundred uses to which it is put are enumerated by native writers. Its wood is largely used for building purposes; its fruit and roots serve for food, its sap for making toddy, and its leaves for thatching huts

Freebase

  1. Palmyra

    Palmyra was an ancient city in central Syria. In antiquity, it was an important city located in an oasis 215 km northeast of Damascus and 180 km southwest of the Euphrates at Deir ez-Zor. It had long been a vital caravan stop for travellers crossing the Syrian desert and was known as the Bride of the Desert. The earliest documented reference to the city by its Semitic name Tadmor, Tadmur or Tudmur is recorded in Babylonian tablets found in Mari. Though the ancient site fell into disuse after the 16th century, it is still known as Tadmor in Arabic, and there is a newer town of the same name next to the ruins. The Palmyrenes constructed a series of large-scale monuments containing funerary art such as limestone slabs with human busts representing the deceased.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Palmyra

    pal-mī′ra, n. an East Indian palm furnishing the greater part of the palm-wine of India (Toddy).—adj. and n. Palmyrene′, pertaining to the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra or Tadmor.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. palmyra

    The name given by the Greeks to an ancient city of Upper Syria. It occupied a fertile oasis, 140 miles east-northeast from Damascus. Palmyra was, in the time of Solomon, a bulwark of the Hebrew kingdom against the wandering hordes of Bedouins. After the fall of Seleucia, it became a great commercial centre, and greatly increased both in wealth and magnificence after the time of Trajan, who subjected the whole country to the Roman empire. In the 3d century, Odonathus, a Syrian, founded here an empire, which, after his murder, rose to great prosperity under his wife, Zenobia, and included both Syria and Mesopotamia; but this was not of long duration, for the Roman emperor Aurelian conquered it in the year 275, and the city was soon after almost entirely destroyed in revenge for the slaughter of a Roman garrison. It never recovered from this blow, although Justinian fortified it anew. The Saracens destroyed it in 774, and in 1400 it was plundered by Tamerlane. A village called Tedmor, inhabited by a few Arab families, now occupies its site.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of palmyra in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of palmyra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of palmyra in a Sentence

  1. Dan Cruickshank:

    Human life is given meaning, focus, direction: by the past. In: BBC4 The Road to Palmyra

  2. Assad Serhal:

    We have just heard from our sources near Palmyra that all three birds and the egg are being kept in a safe place.

  3. Ahmed Ali:

    The priority for ISIS now is to capitalize on the momentum that is gained from taking control of Ramadi and Palmyra because this war has been about momentum shifts.

  4. Dmitry Peskov:

    Assad highly valued the help Russian air forces have provided and underlined that such successes as regaining Palmyra would have been impossible without Russia's support.

  5. Irina Bokova:

    I am deeply concerned by the situation at the site of Palmyra, the fighting is putting at risk one of the most significant sites in the Middle East, and its civilian population.

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