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Bei·rut

 (bā-ro͞ot′)
The capital and largest city of Lebanon, in the western part of the country on the Mediterranean Sea. Founded by the Phoenicians, it was an important Greek and Roman trade center. Beirut was the scene of bitter factional fighting between Christians and Muslims after the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war in 1975 and was further damaged by an Israeli siege in 1982.

Beirut

(ˌbeɪˈruːt) or

Beyrouth

n
(Placename) the capital of Lebanon, a port on the Mediterranean: part of the Ottoman Empire from the 16th century until 1918; many universities (including Lebanese, American, French, and Arab). Pop: 1 875 000 (2005 est)

Bei•rut

(beɪˈrut, ˈbeɪ rut)

n.
the capital of Lebanon, a seaport. 702,000.
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Noun1.Beirut - capital and largest city of LebanonBeirut - capital and largest city of Lebanon; located in western Lebanon on the Mediterranean
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
Translations

Beirut

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Beirut

[beɪˈruːt] nBeyrouth

Beirut

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Beirut

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BRIAN FRIDAY'S Think of Verona and opera for thousands in the arena spring to mind, think of Salzburg, Vienna, Berlin and Beyreuth and you have festivals of international status.
Sauer, la discrecion personificada, se prodiga muy poco en actos publicos con su esposa, por lo que los periodistas le apodan El fantasma de la opera; solo se les ve acudir cada verano al famoso festival de opera wagneriana en la localidad bavara de Beyreuth.
Finally, in Germany, Evgeny Nikitin, a Russian singer, had to cancel his appearance at the Beyreuth Festival after it was revealed that he had a highly visible tattoo of a swastika.