Definitions

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

  • An ancient city of Mesopotamia on the site of present-day Urfa in southeast Turkey. A major Christian center after the third century AD, it was ruled at various times by the Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and Crusaders before falling to the Seljuk Turks in the 12th century.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of pentatomid bugs, typical of a subfamily Edessinæ.

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  • proper noun A city in Greece, capital in Pella Prefecture, in periphery of Central Macedonia.
  • proper noun historical Ancient city in northwestern Mesopotamia, the capital of Osroene, on the site of modern Şanlıurfa in Turkey. Also known as Urfa.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Ἔδεσσα (Edessa).

Examples

  • St. Ephrem took refuge in Edessa where he lived until his death in 373, porbably on June 9th (although alternative dates have been recorded, including June 18th).

    Hymn on Paradise

  • St. Ephrem took refuge in Edessa where he lived until his death in 373, porbably on June 9th (although alternative dates have been recorded, including June 18th).

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  • Edessa is best represented by Fulcherius Carnotensis, or of

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • He fought against the heresies of Marcion, Arius and others and most of his works were written during his time in Edessa.

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  • He fought against the heresies of Marcion, Arius and others and most of his works were written during his time in Edessa.

    Hymn on Paradise

  • By the time Europeans had settled in places like Antioch, Edessa and Jerusalem, they were essentially petty warlords on the fringes of what was a frontier society, contested by Sunni Muslims from Baghdad, Shi'i Muslims from Cairo and Greek Christians from Constantinople, among others.

    Jay Rubenstein: Clash Of Civilizations Or Nuisance? Medieval Crusading And The War on Terror

  • By the time Europeans had settled in places like Antioch, Edessa and Jerusalem, they were essentially petty warlords on the fringes of what was a frontier society, contested by Sunni Muslims from Baghdad, Shi'i Muslims from Cairo and Greek Christians from Constantinople, among others.

    Jay Rubenstein: Clash Of Civilizations Or Nuisance? Medieval Crusading And The War on Terror

  • In the ensuing years, Edessa became a prominent and economically successful city.

    Turkish Delights

  • Edessa was founded in 303 or 302 B.C. and named after the old capital of Macedonia.

    Turkish Delights

  • Edessa was originally a Greek city and even after its people were converted to Christianity, imagery from classical mythology, including depictions of Amazons, remained popular.

    Turkish Delights

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