Ḥirta - ܚܐܪܬܐ

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Ancient city near the Euphrates to the southeast of present-day al-Najaf.1

Place Type: settlement

Location

  • Coordinates :
    • Lat. 31.88332° Long. 44.44985°2

Brief Descriptions

  • ܡܕܺܝܢܬܳܐ ܗܝ ܥܰܬܝܩܬܳܐ ܕܪܰܚܝܼܩܐ ܗܘܳܬ ܡܢ ܟܽܘܦܰܗ ܬܠܳܬܐ ܡܝ̣̈ܠܐ ܠܡܰܕܢܚܳܐ ܕܢܰܓܦ.3
  • مدينة قديمة دائرة كانت على ثلاثة اميال من الكوفة شرقي النجف4
  • 262. Ḥirta1
  • an ancient city, three miles from Kufa and east of al-Najaf.5

Attestation

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

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  • 8 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), pp: II:376.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Ḥirta — ܚܐܪܬܐ ” in The Syriac Gazetteer last modified June 30, 2014, http://syriaca.org/place/219.

Bibliography:

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Ḥirta — ܚܐܪܬܐ .” 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/219.

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Entry Title: Ḥirta — ܚܐܪܬܐ

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  • David A. Michelson, general editor, Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal
  • Thomas A. Carlson and David A. Michelson, editors, The Syriac Gazetteer
  • Thomas A. Carlson and David A. Michelson, entry contributors, “Ḥirta — ܚܐܪܬܐ

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  • Initial Barsoum entry creation by David A. Michelson
  • Data merging, Pleiades and Wikipedia linking, and XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Syriac description entry by Robert Aydin
  • Wilmshurst index information entry by Anthony Davis

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