Aleppo definition

ə-lĕp
(place) City in NW Syria.
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A city now in northern Syria, formerly an important city in the ancient world (Beroea of Seleucid empire).
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A city of northwest Syria near the Turkish border. Inhabited perhaps as early as the sixth millennium bc , Aleppo was a key point on the caravan route across Syria to Baghdad and later a major center of Christianity in the Middle East.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of aleppo - Haleb, alep, halab

Origin of aleppo

  • From Italian Aleppo, from French Alep, from Turkish Halep, from Arabic حلب (Ḥalab), of uncertain origin. Folk-etymologically explained as from Arabic حَلَبَ (ḥalaba, “gave out milk”), coming from the ancient tradition that Abraham gave milk to travelers as they moved throughout the region. Attested in Akkadian as [script?] (Halab, Halap), Hittite [script?] (Ḫalpa), Ugaritic [script?] (Ḥlb), Aramaic [script?] (Ḥlb), Old Armenian Խաղաբ (Xałab).

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