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

  • A city of northwest Sicily, Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Founded by Phoenicians c. eighth century B.C., it later became a Carthaginian military base and was conquered by Rome in 254-253. The Arabs held the city from A.D. 831 until 1072, when it became capital of the independent kingdom of Sicily (until 1194). Population: 667,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A province of Sicily, Italy.
  • proper n. The capital city of the province of Palermo and of Sicily.
  • proper n. A district of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the capital of Sicily; located in northwestern Sicily; an important port for 3000 years


Borrowed from Italian Palermo. (Wiktionary)



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