الإسكندرية

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἀλεξάνδρεια (Alexándreia), full name Ἀλεξάνδρεια ἡ κατ’ Αἴγυπτον (Alexándreia hē kat’ Aígupton, Alexandria in Egypt), with initial Ἀλ- (Al-) interpreted as the Arabic definite article and the ending -εια (-eia) (pronounced /ia/ in Koine Greek) assimilated to the common Arabic feminine adjectival ending ـِيَّة (-iyya).

Pronunciation[edit]

In Egyptian Arabic, pronounced as if written الْإِسْكِنْدِرِيَّة (al-ʾiskindiriyya).

Proper noun[edit]

الْإِسْكَنْدَرِيَّة (al-ʾiskandariyyaf

  1. Alexandria, a city in Egypt
  2. Alexandria, Virginia, a city in the United States

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