Pella

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English[edit]

An archaeological site at Pella
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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Πέλλα (Pélla), from Ancient Greek πέλλα (pélla) (presumably from an earlier *πέλσα) from Proto-Indo-European *pels- (stone). Cognates include Irish aill (boulder, cliff), Pashto پرښه (parša, rock, rocky ledge)[1], Sanskrit पाषाण m (pāṣāṇa) / पाषी f (pāṣī, stone)[2], Proto-Germanic *falisaz, English fell (rocky ridge), Old Norse fell / fjall (mountain), German Fels (rock, cliff)[3]

Proper noun[edit]

Pella

  1. (historical) An ancient city, capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia.
  2. A prefecture of Greece in its periphery of Central Macedonia.
  3. A town of Greece in Central Macedonia.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://dsalsrv02.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philologic/getobject.pl?c.1:1:4418.raverty
  2. ^ Monier Williams 1899:624
  3. ^ Pokorny 1959:807