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

  • An ancient city of central Syria northeast of Damascus. Said to have been built by Solomon, it prospered under the Romans until it was partially destroyed by the emperor Aurelian after a people's revolt in A.D. 273.

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  • proper n. an ancient Aramaic oasis-city in Syria, on the site of present-day Tadmor


From Tamil Pannamarrum/Pannai, (Marram = Tree). From Ancient Greek Παλμύρα (Palmura). (Wiktionary)



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