from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of western Albania on the Adriatic Sea. Founded as a Greek colony c. 625 BC, it is the country's chief seaport.

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  • proper noun An Adriatic port city in Albania, on the site of Ancient Epidamnus
  • proper noun A Catholic archiepiscopal see since 1300, which lost its metropolitan status and was merged into one archbishopric with the Albanian capital Tirana (Tirane, Tiranë; where the cathedral now is)
  • proper noun An Orthodox archbishorpic


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From Albanian Durrës; the older form Durazzo came through the intermediate of Italian.


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