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[oo r-fah]
  1. a city in SE Turkey, E of the Euphrates River: on the site of ancient Edessa.
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Historical Examples of urfa

  • The Syrian revolt was quelled, and Urfa surrendered to the sultan.

    The Political History of England - Vol XI

    George Brodrick

  • It may be added that a further tradition asserts that Urfa was the home of Job.

  • The inhabitants of Urfa lined the streets and waved and cheered lustily.

  • A hard, broad, high-road runs ostentatiously some miles out of Urfa on the side which we were approaching.

  • In Urfa—even in fanatical Urfa—there was one such petition sent in.

British Dictionary definitions for urfa


  1. a city in SE Turkey: market centre. Pop: 451 000 (2005 est)Ancient name: Edessa
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