Aleppo

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From Italian Aleppo, from French Alep, from Turkish Halep, from Arabic حلب (Ḥalab), of uncertain origin. Folk-etymologically explained as from Arabic حَلَبَ (ḥalaba, gave out milk), coming from the ancient tradition that Abraham gave milk to travelers as they moved throughout the region. Attested in Akkadian as [script?] (Halab, Halap), Hittite [script?] (Ḫalpa), Ugaritic [script?] (Ḥlb), Aramaic [script?] (Ḥlb), Old Armenian Խաղաբ (Xałab).

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Aleppo

  1. A city now in northern Syria, formerly an important city in the ancient world (Beroea of Seleucid empire).

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