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Carchemish

or Char·che·mish

[kahr-kuh-mish, kahr-kee-]
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noun
  1. an ancient city in S Turkey, on the upper Euphrates: important city in the Mitanni kingdom; later the capital of the Hittite empire.
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Examples from the Web for carchemish

Historical Examples

  • We have no historical account of the great battle of Carchemish.

    History of Phoenicia

    George Rawlinson

  • The journey to Pethor was by the oasis of Tadmor and the fords at Carchemish.

  • The Egyptians were utterly defeated in the battle of Carchemish, circ.

  • It was as much a 'Kadesh' or 'Hierapolis,' as much a 'holy city,' as Carchemish itself.

    The Hittites

    A. H. Sayce

  • It is possible that the ruin of Carchemish dates from the battle.

    The Hittites

    A. H. Sayce


British Dictionary definitions for carchemish

Carchemish

noun
  1. an ancient city in Syria on the Euphrates, lying on major trade routes; site of a victory of the Babylonians over the Egyptians (605 bc)
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