Jerusalem

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin Ierusalem, Hierusalem, from Latin Hierosolyma, from Ancient Greek Ἰερουσαλήμ (Ierousalḗm), from Classical Hebrew יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (Yərūšālayim), from Western Semitic Urušalimmi (attested in Ancient Egyptian as [script?]), a compound of Semitic *uru "house, town" and *salim, which meant either "peace" or "Shalim, Canaanite goddess of twilight".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: jə-ro͞o'sə-ləm, jə-ro͞o'zə-ləm, IPA(key): /dʒəˈruːsələm/, /dʒəˈruːzələm/

Proper noun[edit]

Jerusalem (plural Jerusalems)

  1. The city located on in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea which is holy to Judaism (Temple of Solomon and the capital of the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judea), Christianity (Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection), and Islam (Muhammad’s ascension to heaven).

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Synonyms[edit]

  • al-Quds (chiefly in Islamic or Arabic contexts)
  • Hierosolyma (chiefly in reference to the ancient Roman-era city)

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Danish[edit]

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Jerusalem

  1. Jerusalem

German[edit]

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Jerusalem n (genitive Jerusalems)

  1. Jerusalem

Swedish[edit]

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Jerusalem

  1. Jerusalem

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