Aleppo

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From Italian Aleppo, from French Alep, from Turkish Halep, from Arabic حَلَب ‎(ḥalab), of uncertain origin. Folk-etymologically explained as from Arabic حَلَبَ ‎(ḥalaba, gave out milk), coming from the ancient tradition that Abraham gave milk to travelers as they moved throughout the region. Attested in Akkadian as [script needed] ‎(Halab, Halap), Hittite [script needed] ‎(Ḫalpa), Ugaritic [script needed] ‎(Ḥlb), Aramaic [script needed] ‎(Ḥlb), Old Armenian Խաղաբ ‎(Xałab).

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Aleppo

  1. A city now in northern Syria, formerly an important city in the ancient world (Beroea of Seleucid empire).

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Aleppo f

  1. Alternative spelling of Alepo
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