Damascus meaning

də-măs'kəs
The capital and largest city of Syria, in the southwest part of the country. Inhabited since prehistoric times, the city became a thriving commercial center under the Romans and was a Saracen stronghold during the Crusades.
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Capital of Syria, in the SW part: an ancient city dating to c. 2,000 b.c.
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The capital city of Syria.
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Origin of damascus

From Latin Damascus, from Ancient Greek Δαμασκός (Damaskos), from Aramaic דרמשק (darmeśeq, “well-watered place”).