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Noun: Damascus  du'mas-kus
  1. An ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and one of the largest cities of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus
    - Dimash, capital of Syria

Type of: national capital

Part of: Syria, Syrian Arab Republic

Encyclopedia: Damascus, Ontario