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[tad-mawr, tahd-] /ˈtæd mɔr, ˈtɑd-/
Biblical name of Palmyra. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I have sat under the Palm-trees of Tadmor; smoked a pipe among the ruins of Babylon.

  • James says they are from Tadmor, a sect of scribes once called Rechabites.

    Looking Back Merrick Abner Richardson
  • Others branched off to Tadmor, and to cities which were built in the midst of the Desert almost solely for purposes of trade.

  • Englishmen don't claim a monopoly of good manners at Tadmor.

    The Fallen Leaves Wilkie Collins
  • Oh the intoxication of that sweet Elysium, that Tadmor in life's desert,—the possession of the one whom we have first loved!

    Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The collection of the Waverley Novels at Tadmor had not been complete.

    The Fallen Leaves Wilkie Collins
  • Stukeley, in a similar spirit, declared it the “Tadmor of Britain.”

    Archaeological Essays Vol. 2 James Y. Simpson
  • The card sent in bore this inscription: "Brother Bawkwell, from Tadmor."

    The Fallen Leaves Wilkie Collins
  • Lying in wait for him at the very door of the Tadmor was a thin old gentleman, with hock-bottle shoulders and penthoused eyes.

    A Romance in Transit Francis Lynde
  • You likewise are free to return to Tadmor, at your own will and pleasure.

    The Fallen Leaves Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for Tadmor


the biblical name for Palmyra
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Tadmor in the Bible

palm, a city built by Solomon "in the wilderness" (2 Chr. 8:4). In 1 Kings 9:18, where the word occurs in the Authorized Version, the Hebrew text and the Revised Version read "Tamar," which is properly a city on the southern border of Palestine and toward the wilderness (comp. Ezek. 47:19; 48:28). In 2 Chr. 8:14 Tadmor is mentioned in connection with Hamath-zobah. It is called Palmyra by the Greeks and Romans. It stood in the great Syrian wilderness, 176 miles from Damascus and 130 from the Mediterranean and was the centre of a vast commercial traffic with Western Asia. It was also an important military station. (See SOLOMON.) "Remains of ancient temples and palaces, surrounded by splendid colonnades of white marble, many of which are yet standing, and thousands of prostrate pillars, scattered over a large extent of space, attest the ancient magnificence of this city of palms, surpassing that of the renowned cities of Greece and Rome."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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