caesarea


caesarea

noun

  1. an ancient seaport in NW Israel: Roman capital of Palestine.
  2. ancient name of Kayseri.

noun

  1. an ancient port in NW Israel, capital of Roman Palestine: founded by Herod the Great

Latin city name derived from Caesar, applied in honor of the emperors to some new and existing cities in the Roman Empire, including modern Kayseri, Turkey; Shaizar, Syria, and Cherchell, Algeria (representing a French spelling of an Arabic name based on a Berber garbling of the Latin word).

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