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Urfa

[oo r-fah] /ʊərˈfɑ/
noun
1.
a city in SE Turkey, E of the Euphrates River: on the site of ancient Edessa.
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  • It may be added that a further tradition asserts that Urfa was the home of Job.

    The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram
  • The inhabitants of Urfa lined the streets and waved and cheered lustily.

  • He hired 600 mules for the women, to convey them to Urfa, at the rate of three liras a head.

    Martyred Armenia F'iz El-Ghusein
  • A hard, broad, high-road runs ostentatiously some miles out of Urfa on the side which we were approaching.

  • A short distance within the hills our track struck the great metalled road that runs from Birijik to Urfa.

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  • Urfa lies just at the foot of the hills, half enclosed by two bold limestone promontories.

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  • He came to Urfa in search of an eligible hermitage, and encountered there (so says the legend) a damsel with roguish eyes.

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  • So Rabban Ephrem settled down at Urfa, probably in one of the rock-cut cells in the hill fronting the castle.

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  • The Syrian revolt was quelled, and Urfa surrendered to the sultan.

  • These sides are further protected by a moat cut in the solid rock, but neither so deep nor so wide as the giant moat at Urfa.

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British Dictionary definitions for Urfa

Urfa

/ˈɜːfə/
noun
1.
a city in SE Turkey: market centre. Pop: 451 000 (2005 est) Ancient name Edessa
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