[ ahr-bee-luh ]
/ ɑrˈbi lə /
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an ancient city of Assyria, E of the Tigris, on the site of modern Erbil: headquarters of Darius III before his defeat by Alexander the Great at Gaugamela 331 b.c.
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Words nearby Arbela
Araxá, Araxes, arb, arba kanfoth, arbalest, Arbela, Arber, Arbil, arbiter, arbiter elegantiae, arbitrable
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How to use Arbela in a sentence
Alexander's victory at Arbela not only overthrew an oriental dynasty, but established European rulers in its stead.
Arbela was a place sacred to Bel, called Arbel, אור בל of the Chaldeans.
Arbela was probably the city, and Gaugamela the temple; both sacred to the same Deity, under different names.
I make no doubt but that Arbela was the same place: for places had as many names as the Deity worshipped had titles.
The great and decisive battle between Alexander and Darius is generally said to have been fought at Arbela.
British Dictionary definitions for Arbela
/ (ɑːˈbiːlə) /
an ancient city in Assyria, near which the Battle of Arbela took place (331 bc), in which Alexander the Great defeated the PersiansModern name: Erbil
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