Marseilles

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From French Marseille, from Latin Massilia, Marsilia, from Ancient Greek Μασσαλία (Massalía), probably from a pre-Latin language of Italy, perhaps Ancient Ligurian mas (spring). The r was probably retained from Arabic مَرْسَى(marsā, harbor).

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Marseilles

  1. The capital city of Bouches-du-Rhône department, France; capital city of the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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Marseilles (uncountable)

  1. A kind of fabric made from two series of threads interlacing each other, thus forming a double cloth, quilted in the loom.