Philadelphia

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Φιλαδέλφεια (Philadélpheia), from φιλέω (philéō, I love) + ἀδελφός (adelphós, brother).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɪləˈdɛlfiə/
    • (local) IPA(key): [fɪɫəˈdɜɫfiə]
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Philadelphia

  1. Largest city in Pennsylvania, located in southeastern part of the state along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. Site of the Independence Hall; former capitol of United States. Nicknamed "City of Brotherly Love".
  2. (historical) Ancient name of Amman, the capital of Jordan.
  3. (historical) Ancient name of Alaşehir, Turkey.
  4. Any of a number of towns and villages around the world.

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