Examples from the Web for tripoli
Contemporary Examples of tripoli
The summer wedding of a prominent Christian event manager to her Sunni love from Tripoli was widely celebrated.Beirut Letter: In Lebanon, Fighting ISIS With Culture and Satire
September 22, 2014
But a few weeks later the United States shuttered its embassy in Tripoli.This Sexy Thriller Is Just the Document the Benghazi Commission Needs
September 15, 2014
Tripoli is barely functioning: food shops are running low and fuel is hard to find.Libya’s Proxy Apocalypse
August 27, 2014
On Monday more than 100 missiles were reported to have fallen on the Tripoli district of Janzour alone.
The crises in Ukraine, Gaza, Iraq and Syria all trump the chaos in Tripoli and Benghazi.
Historical Examples of tripoli
The ruler of Tripoli was abashed by this display of American energy and valor.
When she reached Tripoli, the anger of the Bashaw was unappeasable.
About noon, the "Intrepid" came in sight of the towers of Tripoli.
It was Sept. 4, the day following the last attack upon Tripoli.
It may be said that this episode terminated the war with Tripoli.
Word Origin for tripoli
both the Libyan capital and the Lebanese port city represent Greek tri- "three" (see tri-) + polis "town." In Libya, Tripolis was the name of a Phoenician colony consisting of Oea (which grew into modern Tripoli), Leptis Magna, and Sabratha. Arabic distinguishes them as Tarabulus ash-sham ("Syrian Tripoli") and Tarabulus al-garb ("Western Tripoli").
north African nation, an ancient name, attested in heiroglyphics from 2000 B.C.E., of unknown origin. In Greek use, sometimes meaning all of Africa. Related: Libyan.
Capital of Libya and the largest city in the country, located in northwestern Libya.