[el man-soo r-uh]
- a city in NE Egypt, in the Nile delta: scene of the defeat of the Crusaders 1250 and the capture of Louis IX by the Mamelukes.
Also called Man·sû·ra [man-soo r-uh; Arabic mon-soo-rah] /mænˈsʊər ə; Arabic mɒnˈsu rɑ/.
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- See El Mansûra
- a city in NE Egypt: scene of a battle (1250) in which the Crusaders were defeated by the Mamelukes and Louis IX of France was captured; cotton-manufacturing centre. Pop: 423 000 (2005 est)
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