Philadelphia

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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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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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