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 (îr′bĭl, är′-) or Ir·bil (îr′-) or Er·bil (îr′-, ĕr′-)
A city of northern Iraq north of Baghdad. Built on the site of ancient Arbela, it is a trade center.
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(Placename) a variant spelling of Erbil
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(ˈɪər bɪl, ˈɛər-)

also Arbil

a town in N Iraq: built on the site of ancient Arbela. 333,903.
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