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  • proper n. A city in Israel that later merged with Jaffa to form Tel Aviv-Yafo.
  • proper n. The municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo.
  • proper n. The center of Tel Aviv-Yafo.

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

  • n. the largest city and financial center of Israel; located in western Israel on the Mediterranean


From Hebrew תֵּל־אָבִיב (Tel Aviv), from the title of Nahum Sokolow's translation of Theodor Herzl's Altneuland ("The Old New Land"). From תֵּל (tel, "hill formed by ancient ruins"), symbolizing the Old, and אָבִיב (aviv, "Spring"), symbolizing the New. (Wiktionary)


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