Marseilles [mahr-sey] noun a seaport in and the capital of Bouches-du-Rhône department, in SE France.
French Mar·seille [mar-se-yuh] /marˈsɛ yə/. Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for marseille marseille marseilles (mɑːˈseɪlz) noun a strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern, used for bedspreads, etc Word Origin for marseille C18: from Marseille quilting, made in Marseille Marseille noun a port in SE France, on the Gulf of Lions: second largest city in the country and a major port; founded in about 600 bc by Greeks from Phocaea; oil refining. Pop: 798 430 (1999)Ancient name: Massilia English name: Marseilles (mɑːˈseɪ, -ˈseɪlz) Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for marseille Marseilles
city in southern France, from French Marseille, ultimately from Greek Massilia, probably from a pre-Latin language of Italy, perhaps Ligurian mas “spring.”
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper marseille in Culture Marseilles [(mahr-say)]
City in southeasternon the ; the second-largest city in France, after , and its main seaport.
Note “,” France’s national anthem, is so named because it was a martial song popular with soldiers from Marseilles, who sang it upon entering in 1792. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.