Dara - ܕܪܐ

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A Roman city between Mardin and Nisibis.

Place Type: settlement

Location

  • Coordinates :
    • Lat. 37.17899° Long. 40.95491°1

Brief Descriptions

  • ܡܕܝܺܢܬܐ ܗܝ ܕܒܰܦܫܦܘܽܠܐ ܕܛܘܪܐ ܒܶܝܬ ܢܨܺܝܒܝܺܢ ܠܡܰܪܕܺܝܢ ܐܶܬܝܰܬܒܰܬ ܫܢܰܬ 506 ܘܩܰܘܝܰܬ ܟܘܪܣܝܳܐ ܐܶܦܝܣܩܘܦܳܝܐ ܠܣܘܪ̈ܝܳܝܐ ܥܕܡܐ ܠܡܶܨܥܝ̈ܬܗ ܕܕܳܪܳܐ ܕܝ̄ܒ ܘܝܰܘܡܳܢ ܩܪܺܝܬܳܐ ܗܝ ܙܥܘܽܪܬܐ.2
  • بلدة في لحف جبل بين نصيبين وماردين مُصّرت عام 506م وظلت كرسيا اسقفيا للسريان حتى اواسط المئة الثانية عشرة وهي اليوم قرية حقيرة3
  • a town situated at the foot of the mountain between Nisibin and Mardin. Built in 506, it remained a seat of Syrian bishops until the middle of the twelfth century. Today it is an insignificant village.4

Attestation

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

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  • 6 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), pp: II:477.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Dara — ܕܪܐ ” in The Syriac Gazetteer last modified June 30, 2014, http://syriaca.org/place/67.

Bibliography:

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Dara — ܕܪܐ .” 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/67.

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Entry Title: Dara — ܕܪܐ

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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

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