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Headword: *pe/tra
Adler number: pi,1404
Translated headword: Petra
Vetting Status: high
A city.
Greek Original:
*pe/tra: po/lis.
Several places of this name (which essentially means Rocks) are attested, the best-known of which is the one in present-day Jordan; OCD4 s.v.; Barrington Atlas Map 71 grid A5. Capital of the Nabataeans between the C4 BCE and the C2 CE; later an important Christian center.
See Martha Sharp Joukowsky's archaeological web site at web address 1.
cf. under pi 1402.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; definition; geography; history; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 December 2000@03:18:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 14 June 2004@01:52:41.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 June 2004@03:03:17.
David Whitehead on 26 July 2011@09:17:52.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 1 October 2013@03:36:00.
David Whitehead on 10 August 2014@05:14:15.


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