Philadelphia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɪləˈdɛlfi.ə/
    • (local) IPA(key): [fɪɫəˈdɜɫfi.ə]
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Proper noun[edit]

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". It is also the county seat of Philadelphia County, which is coterminous with the city.
  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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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Φιλαδέλφεια (Philadélpheia).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Philadelphīa f (genitive Philadelphīae); first declension

  1. A city of Lydia situated near the course of the Cogamus
  2. A town of the Decapolis, now Amman

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular
nominative Philadelphīa
genitive Philadelphīae
dative Philadelphīae
accusative Philadelphīam
ablative Philadelphīā
vocative Philadelphīa

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