From LatinDamascus, from Ancient Greek Δαμασκός (Damaskos), from Aramaicדרמשק (darmeśeq, “well-watered place”).
Damascus Sentence Examples
They occupied Ilauran, and about 85 B.C. their king Aretas (Ilaritha) became lord of Damascus and Coele-Syria.
The position of the Franks in the Holy Land was not improved by the attack on Damascus; while the ignominious failure of a Crusade led by two kings brought the whole crusading movement into discredit in western Europe, and it was utterly in vain that Suger and St Bernard attempted to gather a fresh Crusade in 1150.
He also published works on the Last Days of the Life of Jesus, on Judaism in the Time of Christ, on John of Damascus (1879) and an Examination of the Vatican Dogma in the Light of Patristic Exegesis of the New Testament.
From him Damascus passed to Malik-alSalih Ayyub of Egypt at the battle of Gaza.
The empress also erected a large church in honour of St Stephen north of the Damascus Gate, and is believed to have been buried therein.