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[ih-des-uh] /ɪˈdɛs ə/

an ancient city in NW Mesopotamia, on the modern site of Urfa: an early center of Christianity; the capital of a principality under the Crusaders.
an ancient city on the N edge of the Syrian plateau, founded as a Macedonian colony by Seleucus I: a centre of early Christianity Modern name Urfa
a market town in Greece: ancient capital of Macedonia. Pop (municipality): 25 729 (2001) Ancient name Aegae (ˈiːɡiː) Modern Greek name Édhessa


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