From Hebrew יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (Yerushalayim)
, from an earlier Canaanite form like Urushalim
, probably meaning "established by (the god) SHALIM
". This is the name of a city in Israel and Palestine. Originally a Canaanite city, it was conquered by the Israelites under King David
at the beginning of the 10th century BC. It is now regarded as a holy city by Jews, Christians and Muslims.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Yerushalayim (Ancient Hebrew), Hierousalem (Biblical Greek), Yerushalayim (Biblical Hebrew), Hierusalem (Biblical Latin), Jeruzalem (Dutch), Jérusalem (French), Ierousalim (Greek), Yerushalayim (Hebrew), Gerusalemme (Italian), Jerusalém (Portuguese), Jerusalén (Spanish)
Entry added July 11, 2018