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[jop-uh] /ˈdʒɒp ə/
ancient name of Jaffa. Unabridged
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  • It was but little to reach the Joppa gate, and the sun was but setting when he turned into the highway leading toward the sea.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • When the Romans took Joppa, the same skeleton was carried to Italy in triumph.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • A swift messenger from the governor of Joppa brought strange news to the procurator.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • Like Dorcas of Joppa, "she was full of good works and alms deeds."

  • Peter made a long sojourn at Joppa, at the house of a tanner named Simon who dwelt near the sea.

    The Apostles Ernest Renan
  • After he had explained everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • From Lydda he repaired to Joppa, a city which appears to have been a centre for Christianity.

  • The next day he rose and went with them, and some of the disciples from Joppa went with him.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • But Jonah was on board the Joppa and Tarshish boat, and he "was fast asleep."

    A Few Words About the Devil Charles Bradlaugh
  • And I don't care if you go along with all the old men from here to Joppa.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for Joppa


the biblical name of Jaffa, the port from which Jonah embarked (Jonah 1:3)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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