أورشليم

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Syriac ܐܘܪܫܠܡ(ʾūrišlēm, ʾōrēšlim), a pre-Hebrew form. Compare 𒌑𒊒𒊓𒅆 (/urusalim/) in the Armana letters (14th century B.C.).

Proper noun[edit]

أُورُشَلِيم (ʾūrušalīmf

  1. (Christianity, Israel) Jerusalem (the claimed (and de-facto) capital city of Israel; the claimed capital city of Palestine)

Usage notes[edit]

Because of its common origin with Hebrew ירושלים‎, the Arabic أُورُشَلِيم (ʾūrušalīm) is used in official Arabic documents of the Israeli government. It is also used in Christian liturgical Arabic. Outside of these two contexts, the name is seldom used and الْقُدْس(al-quds) is preferred.

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