[ dam-ee-et-uh ]

  1. a city in NE Egypt, in the Nile delta.

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How to use Damietta in a sentence

  • Today only Rosetta and Damietta remain to give their names to the two branches by which alone the Nile now seeks the sea.

    Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt | R. Talbot Kelly
  • We find him later in Damietta; we follow him to Tyre and Damascus, but beyond the last city all trace of him is lost.

  • The whole coast from east of Damietta to the west of Rosetta, bends like a bow, the convex part being next the Mediterranean.

    Letters from Palestine | J. D. Paxton
  • From hence we reach Damietta, which is Caphtor, in two days; this place contains about two hundred Jews.

  • The Saracens fled at first before the invading army, and the city of Damietta was taken almost without a blow.

British Dictionary definitions for Damietta


/ (ˌdæmɪˈɛtə) /

  1. a town in NE Egypt, in the Nile delta: important medieval commercial centre: Arabic name: Dumyat

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