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Hamadan

[ham-uh-dan; Persian ha-ma-dahn]
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noun
  1. a city in W Iran.
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Ancient Ecbatana.
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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.

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    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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    Benjamin Disraeli

  • This exploit precipitated the expedition which was preparing at Hamadan for his destruction.

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    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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British Dictionary definitions for hamadan

Hamadān

Hamedn

noun
  1. 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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