Damascus

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Da·mas·cus

 (də-măs′kəs)
The capital and largest city of Syria, in the southwest part of the country. Inhabited since prehistoric times, the city became a thriving commercial center under the Romans and was a Saracen stronghold during the Crusades.

Dam′a·scene′ (dăm′ə-sēn′) adj. & n.

Damascus

(dəˈmɑːskəs; -ˈmæs-)
n
(Placename) the capital of Syria, in the southwest: reputedly the oldest city in the world, having been inhabited continuously since before 2000 bc Pop: 2 317 000 (2005 est). Arabic names: Dimashq or Esh Sham

Da•mas•cus

(dəˈmæs kəs)

n.
the capital of Syria, in the SW part: reputed to be the oldest continuously existing city in the world. 1,251,000.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Damascus - an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of SyriaDamascus - an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus
Syria, Syrian Arab Republic - an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization
Damascene - a native or inhabitant of Damascus
Translations

Damascus

[dəˈmɑːskəs] NDamasco m

Damascus

[dəˈmɑːskəs dəˈmæskəs] nDamas

Damascus

nDamaskus nt; Damascus steelDamaszener Stahl m

Damascus

[dəˈmɑːskəs] nDamasco f
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