Damascus


Damascus
Damascus ancient city in Syria, famous in medieval times for silk and steel, mid-13c., from Latin Damascus, from Gk. Damaskos, from Semitic (Cf. Heb. Dammeseq, Arabic Dimashq), from a pre-Semitic name of unknown origin. Related: Damascene, from L. Damascenus "of Damascus."

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  • DAMASCUS — DAMASCUS, capital of Syria; in olden times a caravan center at an oasis in Southern Syria, on the principal crossroads between Mesopotamia Syria and Palestine Transjordan. In the Bible The name appears as דַּמֶּשֶׂק Dammesek (but once as… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Damascus — • It is mentioned in the Bible at the time of Abraham (Gen., xiv, 15; xv, 2); also on the pylons of Karnak, among the Syrian cities captured by the Pharaoh Touthmes III Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Damascus     Damascus …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Damascus — Damascus, AR U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 306 Housing Units (2000): 157 Land area (2000): 1.932488 sq. miles (5.005122 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.932488 sq. miles (5.005122 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Damascus — (griechisch Δαμασκός) ist: in der Antike der Name von Damaskus in Syrien Damascus (Titularerzbistum), zurückgehend auf ein erloschenes Erzbistum Damaskus der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Damaskus (Alabama) Damascus (Arkansas)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Damascus — Da*mas cus, n. [L.] A city of Syria. [1913 Webster] {Damascus blade}, a sword or scimiter, made chiefly at Damascus, having a variegated appearance of watering, and proverbial for excellence. {Damascus iron}, or {Damascus twist}, metal formed of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Damascus, AR — U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 306 Housing Units (2000): 157 Land area (2000): 1.932488 sq. miles (5.005122 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.932488 sq. miles (5.005122 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Damascus, GA — U.S. town in Georgia Population (2000): 277 Housing Units (2000): 115 Land area (2000): 1.757247 sq. miles (4.551249 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.008337 sq. miles (0.021594 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.765584 sq. miles (4.572843 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Damascus, MD — U.S. Census Designated Place in Maryland Population (2000): 11430 Housing Units (2000): 3773 Land area (2000): 9.624894 sq. miles (24.928359 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9.624894 sq. miles (24 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Damascus, VA — U.S. town in Virginia Population (2000): 981 Housing Units (2000): 543 Land area (2000): 0.847727 sq. miles (2.195602 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.847727 sq. miles (2.195602 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Damascus — Damascus, 1) so v.w. Damask; 2) städtischer Bezirk mit Postamt (Post township) in der Grafschaft [659] Wayne im Staate Pennsylvanien (Nordamerika); 3) Postort darin am Delaware River u. der Erie Eisenbahn, 550 F. lange Brücke nach dem… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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