from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient city of Mesopotamia on the site of present-day Urfa in southeast Turkey. A major Christian center after the third century A.D., it was conquered by the Arabs in 639 and was captured by Crusaders in 1097.
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- proper n. A city in Greece, capital in Pella Prefecture, in periphery of Central Macedonia.
- proper n. Ancient city in northwestern Mesopotamia, the capital of Osroene, on the site of modern Şanlıurfa in Turkey. Also known as Urfa.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of pentatomid bugs, typical of a subfamily Edessinæ.
From Ancient Greek Ἔδεσσα (Edessa). (Wiktionary)