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Salem

[ sey-luhm ]
/ ˈseɪ ləm /
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noun
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Origin of Salem

From Late Latin Salem, from Greek Salḗm, from Hebrew Shālēm, a name of uncertain origin and meaning, but traditionally interpreted as a synonym of Jerusalem and associated in meaning with shālōm “peace”; see also Jerusalem
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British Dictionary definitions for Salem

Salem
/ (ˈseɪləm) /

noun
a city in S India, in Tamil Nadu: textile industries. Pop: 693 236 (2001)
a city in NE Massachusetts, on the Atlantic: scene of the execution of 19 people after the witch hunts of 1692. Pop: 42 067 (2003 est)
a city in the NW USA, the state capital of Oregon: food-processing. Pop: 142 914 (2003 est)
an Old Testament name for Jerusalem (Genesis 14:18; Psalms 76:2)See Jerusalem
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