Philadelphia
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Place Name PHILADELPHIA
TYPE: Settlement
OTHER SCRIPTS: Φιλαδελφεια (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: fil-ə-DEL-fee-ə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "brotherly love" from Greek φιλεω (phileo) "to love" and αδελφος (adelphos) "brother". This was the name of a city in Asia Minor mentioned in Revelation in the New Testament. It is now known as Alaşehir (in Turkey). It is also the name of a city in the United States.
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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Philadelphiea (Ancient Greek), Philadelphiea (Biblical Greek)