[ ih-des-uh ]

  1. an ancient city in NW Mesopotamia, on the modern site of Urfa: an early center of Christianity; the capital of a principality under the Crusaders.

Other words from Edessa

  • E·des·san, E·des·sene [ih-des-een], /ɪˈdɛs in/, adjective

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/ (ɪˈdɛsə) /

  1. an ancient city on the N edge of the Syrian plateau, founded as a Macedonian colony by Seleucus I: a centre of early Christianity: Modern name: Urfa

  2. a market town in Greece: ancient capital of Macedonia. Pop (municipality): 25 729 (2001): Ancient name: Aegae (ˈiːɡiː) Modern Greek name: Édhessa

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