from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient ruined city of Edom in present-day southwest Jordan. It flourished as a trade center and the capital of Nabataea from the 4th century B.C. until its capture by the Romans in A.D. 106. The city was taken by Muslims in the 7th century and by Crusaders in the 12th century. The ruins of the "rose-red city” were discovered in 1812.
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- proper n. A female given name.
- proper n. an archeological site in Jordan, designated as World Heritage Site
A feminine form of Peter, identical with Late Latin petra "stone"; came into regular use in the nineteenth century. (Wiktionary)
From Greek πέτρα (rock) (Wiktionary)