Ḥarran - ܚܪܢ

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Syr./Hebrew Ḥārān; Latin Carrhae; Arabic Ḥarran. Ancient city in Mesopotamia, approximately 45 km south-southeast of Edessa.1

Place Type: settlement

Location

  • Coordinates :
    • Lat. 36.8775° Long. 39.033889°2

Brief Descriptions

  • ܡܕܺܝܢܬܳܐ ܗܘܳܬ ܪܰܒܬܳܐ ܘܥܰܬܝܩܬܳܐ ܕܰܒܬܰܝܡܢܗ̇ ܕܐܽܘܪܗܳܝ ܘܰܚܫܝܒܳܐ ܗܘܳܬ ܪܒܐ ܕܐܰܬܪ̈ܘܳܬܐ ܕܡܨܪ ܘܰܩܪܝܬܳܐ ܗܝ ܗܳܫܐ.3
  • كانت مدينة عظيمة قديمة في جنوبي الرها و بينهما يوم وعُدّت قصبة ديار مضر وامست قرية4
  • 250. Ḥarran1
  • once a great city, a day’s journey south from Edessa. It was considered the capital of Diyar Miṣr, but now is a small village.5

Attestation

  • Attestation of name حرّان in the Muʿjam al-buldān of Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī.

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  • 7 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), pp: II:271.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Ḥarran — ܚܪܢ ” in The Syriac Gazetteer last modified June 30, 2014, http://syriaca.org/place/216.

Bibliography:

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Ḥarran — ܚܪܢ .” In The Syriac Gazetteer, edited by Thomas A. Carlson and David A. Michelson. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published June 30, 2014. http://syriaca.org/place/216.

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Entry Title: Ḥarran — ܚܪܢ

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  • Syriac description entry by Robert Aydin

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