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Type Settlement
Pronounced Pron. MAR-SAY(French) mah-SAY(British English) mah-SAYL(British English) mahr-SAY(British English, American English) mahr-SAYL(British English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the name of the ancient Greek colony and city of Μασσαλία (Massalia), of uncertain meaning. It may have been derived from Ligurian mas meaning "spring" or from Greek meaning "(city) on the far end of the sea", derived from μάσσων (masson) meaning "further" and ἅλς (hals) meaning "sea". This is the name of a city in southern France.
Added 1/21/2024 by anonymous