Etymology
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Beirut

Lebanese capital, from Hebrew, literally "the wells," from be'erot, plural of be'er "well."

updated on September 24, 2011

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Definitions of Beirut from WordNet

Beirut (n.)
capital and largest city of Lebanon; located in western Lebanon on the Mediterranean;
Synonyms: Bayrut / capital of Lebanon
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