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  1. Da·mas·cus
    IPA[dəˈmaskəs]
    • 1. the capital of Syria since the country's independence in 1946; population 1,614,300 (est. 2009). It has existed as a city for over 4,000 years.

    • the capital of Syria since the country's independence in 1946; population 1,614,300 (est. 2009). It has existed as a city for over 4,000 years.
    • noun

      steel made with a wavy surface pattern produced by hammer-welding strips of steel and iron followed by repeated heating and forging, used chiefly for knife and sword blades. Such items were often marketed, but not necessarily made, in Damascus during the medieval period.
    • noun

      steel given a wavy pattern by hammer-welding strips of steel and iron followed by repeated heating and forging, used chiefly for knife and sword blades. Such items were often marketed in Damascus during the medieval period.
    • noun

      used in reference to an important moment of insight, typically one that leads to a dramatic transformation of attitude or belief:
    • noun

      used in reference to an important moment of insight, typically one that leads to a dramatic transformation of attitude or belief:
    • (c. 675–c. 749), Syrian theologian and doctor of the Church. He wrote the influential encyclopedic work on Christian theology The Fount of Wisdom. Feast day, December 4.
    • (c. 675–c. 749), Syrian theologian and Doctor of the Church. A champion of image worship against the iconoclasts, he wrote the influential encyclopedic work on Christian theology The Fount of Wisdom. Feast day, 4 December.
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