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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Works Cited

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  • 1 Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), p: 104, 168, 178, 251, 267, 419, 432, map: Map I B1, II B1, III.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 2 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), p: 540.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), p: 507.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences, trans. Matti Moosa, 2nd rev. ed. (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2003), p: 553.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Dara.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), p: II:477.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.

How to Cite This Entry

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

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Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Dara — ܕܪܐ .” In , edited by ., edited by David A. Michelson et al.. 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
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