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Homs

 (hômz, hôms)
A city of west-central Syria north of Damascus. Birthplace of the Roman emperor Heliogabalus, it was taken by the Arabs in 636. Egypt controlled the city from 1831 to 1840.

Homs

(hɒms) or

Hums

n
(Placename) a city in W Syria, near the Orontes River: important in Roman times as the capital of Phoenicia-Lebanesia. Pop: 915 000 (2005 est). Ancient name: Emesa Former name: Hims

Homs

(hɔms)

n.
a city in W Syria. 354,508.
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