• IPA: /pælˈmaɪɹə/

palmyra (plural palmyras)

  1. A palm, Borassus flabelliformis, with straight black upright trunk and palmate leaves, whose wood, fruit, and roots can be used for many purposes.
  • enPR: păl-mīʹrə, IPA: /pælˈmaɪɹə/
Proper noun
    • 1979, Javier Teixidor, The Pantheon of Palmyra, Brill Publishers, page 53 ↗,
      In the mid-fifth century B.C. Herodotus (1:131; 3.8) mentioned the importance of the cult of Al-Ilât, i.e. Allat, in ancient Arabia. Her sanctuary at Palmyra (Pl. XVII), excavated in the 1970s by the Polish mission, is in the neighborhood of the temple of Baal Shamin and lends a special character to the city's western quarter, in which Arab tribes settled during the second century B.C.
    • 1994, Lindsey Davis, Last Act In Palmyra, Random House, 2011, page 297 ↗,
      The chief man in Palmyra had been charged by Rome to police the trade routes, paying for his militia from his own well-stuffed coffers as befitted a rich man with a civic conscience.
    • 2005, Sebastian P. Brock, Greek and Latin Words in Palmyrene Inscriptions: A comparison with Syriac, Eleonora Cussini (editor), A Journey to Palmyra: Collected Essays to Remember Delbert R. Hillers, Brill Publishers, page 11 ↗,
      Edessa lies just under 300 kilometres north of Palmyra as the crow flies, and its Aramaic dialect, known today as Syriac, is closely related to that of Palmyra.
  1. A city/county seat in Marion County, Missouri.
  2. CDP/county seat in Fluvanna County, Virginia.
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