Where Did Philadelphia Get Its Name

Where Did Philadelphia Get It Name

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Philadelphia, PAThe amazing name Philadelphia: meaning and etymology - The word Philadelphia is the combination of the Greek words – “phileo” which implies "to love" and “adelphos,” that means "brother." Or, what we now call “The City of Brotherly Love.”

 Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Philadelphia

Philadelphia Definition and MeaningNeedless to say, Philly did not get its name from the ancient Greeks; however, it was given the name after the ancient town of Philadelphia in Asia Minor, which did.

Ancient Philadelphia in Asia Minor

Nowadays, Asia Minor is referred to as "Turkey," and the location of the original Philadelphia is now known as Alaşehir, and is located several hours east of Izmir. Philadelphia was also the location of one of the places of worship discussed by John in the book of Revelations.

What is Philadelphia mostly famous for?Philadelphia Food - What makes up Philly’s diverse dining scene? Street food, 300+ bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) restaurants, sidewalk seating reminiscent of European cities.

What is Philadelphia mostly famous for?Philadelphia Neighborhoods Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods—personality-packed districts inside and surrounding Center City.


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