Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient region of Asia Minor in present-day east-central Turkey. Heart of a Hittite state and later a Persian satrapy, it was annexed by the Romans in A.D. 17.

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  • proper n. An ancient region in the center of Asia Minor, in present-day Turkey

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  • n. an ancient country is eastern Asia Minor

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Καππαδοκία (Kappadokia), from Old Persian 𐎣𐎫𐎱𐎬𐎢𐎣 (ka-ta-pa-tu-u-ka). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A study in Cappadocia, Turkey has shown that 3 villiages in Turkey have death rates of 51% attributed to erionite related mesotheliomaExposure to asbestos fibres has been recognised as an occupational health hazard since the early 1900s.

    Balkinization

  • In Epp.lxxvi. and xcvi. he calls Cappadocia his patris.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • And from thence he shall by land go to Ruffynell, where a good castle is and a strong; and from therein he shall go to Puluual, and syne to the castle of Sinope, and from thence to Cappadocia, that is a great country, where are many great hills.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Believe me, very godly Father, our own affairs are much in need of your presence, and yet once more you must put your honourable old age in motion, that you may give your support to Cappadocia, which is now tottering and in danger of falling.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • Until the Exchange of Populations between Greece and Turkey in 1924 the central part of Anatolia, known as Cappadocia, was home to a large number of Greeks; Orthodox Christians, both Greek speaking and Turkish speaking (the Karamanlides).

    WN.com - Financial News

  • He was probably born in Cappadocia, which is in present day Turkey, to Christian parents, a Roman father and a Palestinian mother.

    Suz Blog

  • The next stop on our tour was Cappadocia which is a stunning place!!!

    TravelPod.com Recent Updates

  • If you like seeing indigenous countryside, do not miss Cappadocia.

    Samantha Daniels: Matchmaker in the Know: Finding Romance in Turkey

  • And Cappadocia has an otherworldly landscape that will leave you gasping in awe, no exaggeration.

    Insta Q&A: Turquoise Coast Is a Turkish Delight

  • So far we have Istanbul, Izmir and Cappadocia on our itinerary.

    Insta Q&A: Turquoise Coast Is a Turkish Delight

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