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Susa

[soo-suh, -sah] /ˈsu sə, -sɑ/
noun
1.
a ruined city in W Iran: the capital of ancient Elam; palaces of Darius and Artaxerxes I; stele containing the Code of Hammurabi discovered here.
Biblical name Shushan.

Elam

[ee-luh m] /ˈi ləm/
noun
1.
an ancient kingdom E of Babylonia and N of the Persian Gulf.
Capital: Susa.
Also called Susiana.
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  • Our definite knowledge of the domestic animals of Susa is very small.

  • Prexaspes, when he had returned from Susa, had reported that he had killed him.

    Darius the Great Jacob Abbott
  • The bulbs or roots were brought from Susa to Constantinople, and for that reason it was formerly called lilium Susianum.

  • Now he summoned him, and asked him to take care of the tent and the lady from Susa.

    Cyropaedia Xenophon
  • Susa (p. 508) lay a little to the east, and Exilles was directly in their way.

    The Huguenots in France Samuel Smiles.
  • The fact was, he had been summoned by the king to Susa and had not gone up.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • Through the mountainous district of Savoy progress was markedly slower, the sixty miles from Chambry to Susa taking six days.

    Medival Byways Louis F. Salzmann
  • They did not come there directly from Persepolis or Susa, but from Mesopotamia.

  • This thing Histiaios was doing, because he was greatly vexed by being detained at Susa.

  • Before leaving Susa he must have thought over every incident likely to occur.

    Won by the Sword G.A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for Susa

Susa

/ˈsuːsə/
noun
1.
an ancient city north of the Persian Gulf: capital of Elam and of the Persian Empire; flourished as a Greek polis under the Seleucids and Parthians Biblical name Shushan

Elam

/ˈiːləm/
noun
1.
an ancient kingdom east of the River Tigris: established before 4000 bc; probably inhabited by a non-Semitic people
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