Meaning & History

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.

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Other Languages & CulturesYerushalayim(Ancient Hebrew) Hierousalem(Biblical Greek) Yerushalayim(Biblical Hebrew) Hierusalem(Biblical Latin) Jeruzalem(Croatian) Jeruzalem(Dutch) Jérusalem(French) Ierousalim(Greek) Yerushalayim(Hebrew) Gerusalemme(Italian) Jerozolima(Polish) Jerusalém(Portuguese) Jerusalim(Serbian) Jeruzalem(Slovak) Jeruzalem(Slovene) Jerusalén(Spanish)
Same SpellingJérusalem, Jerusalém
User SubmissionJerúsalem

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Entry updated May 29, 2020