Etymology
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Basel

city in northwestern Switzerland, founded 44 C.E. as Robur (from Latin roburetum "oak grove"); renamed 374 as Basilia (from Greek basilea "royal") when it became the "royal" fortress of Valentinian I.

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Definitions of Basel

Basel (n.)
a city in northwestern Switzerland;
Synonyms: Basle / Bale
From wordnet.princeton.edu