Caesarea

[see-zuh-ree-uh, ses-uh-, sez-uh-]
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noun

an ancient seaport in NW Israel: Roman capital of Palestine.
ancient name of Kayseri.

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Caesarea

noun

an ancient port in NW Israel, capital of Roman Palestine: founded by Herod the Great
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Word Origin and History for caesarea

Caesarea

Latin city name derived from Caesar, applied in honor of the emperors to some new and existing cities in the Roman Empire, including modern Kayseri, Turkey; Shaizar, Syria, and Cherchell, Algeria (representing a French spelling of an Arabic name based on a Berber garbling of the Latin word).

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