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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 & CulturesYerushalayim 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
Same SpellingJérusalem, Jerusalém
Entry added July 11, 2018   Contribute