Masada meaning

mə-sä'də, -tsä-dä'
An ancient mountaintop fortress in southeast Israel on the southwest shore of the Dead Sea. In ad 73, after a two-year siege, members of the Zealot Jewish movement committed mass suicide rather than surrender to the Romans.
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Ancient Jewish fortress in Israel, near the Dead Sea: site of a prolonged Roman siege (a.d. 72-73) resulting in a mass suicide by the Jews to avoid capture.
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