Smyrna

[ smur-nuh ]
/ ˈsmɜr nə /

noun

former name of Izmir.
Gulf of, former name of the Gulf of Izmir.
a city in NW Georgia: suburb of Atlanta.
Classical Mythology. Myrrha.

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Smyrna
/ (ˈsmɜːnə) /

noun

an ancient city on the W coast of Asia Minor: a major trading centre in the ancient world; a centre of early ChristianityModern name: Izmir
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