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Type Settlement
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˌnɪ.kə.ˈsiː.ə/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From a French corruption of Greek Λευκωσία (Lefkosia), which is of uncertain meaning. The most probable theory states that it is derived from the Greek phrase λευκό περιουσία (lefko periousia) meaning "white estate". This is the name of the capital city of Cyprus.
Added 4/24/2008 by egyptianpanda
Edited 9/12/2021 by HL and Frollein Gladys

See Also

User submission Nicósia