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[ham-uh-dan; Persian ha-ma-dahn] /ˈhæm əˌdæn; Persian hæ mæˈdɑn/
a city in W Iran.
Ancient Ecbatana. Unabridged
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  • This exploit precipitated the expedition which was preparing at Hamadan for his destruction.

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  • I was to make on my shawls at Hamadan, but still to me it is as good as ten thousand dirhems.

    Alroy Benjamin Disraeli
  • Heavily the anxious hours crept on in the Jewish quarter of Hamadan.

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  • The principal gate of Hamadan opened into the square of the great mosque.

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  • I lived near the gate at Hamadan, please your Highness: old Shelomi's son.'

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  • You had better remain at Hamadan with me, and follow my fortunes.'

  • But upon taking them from me, he again urged me to proceed with him to Hamadan.

  • It just seemed to me when I read about the work in Hamadan that I wanted to be rich.

  • This rug is an example of the Hamadan weave, which is so frequently met.

British Dictionary definitions for Hamadan


city in W central Iran, at an altitude of over 1830 m (6000 ft): changed hands several times from the 17th century between Iraq, Persia, and Turkey; trading centre. Pop: 508 000 (2005 est)
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