Baghdad

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From Middle Persian [script needed] (bag-dād, bag-dāt, given by god), from Old Persian 𐏎𐎭𐎠𐎫 (bagadāta). Compare Avestan [script needed] (bağō-dâta).

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Baghdad

  1. The capital of, and largest city in Iraq, situated in the center of the country on the Tigris river; an ancient city and historical center of the Muslim world.

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