Tripoli
Tripoli Trip"o*li, n. (Min.) An earthy substance originally brought from Tripoli, used in polishing stones and metals. It consists almost wholly of the siliceous shells of diatoms. [1913 Webster]

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  • TRIPOLI — TRIPOLI, port city of libya . Tripoli was built by the Phoenicians in the seventh century B.C.E. They called the town Wiat (Latin Oea). Together with its two neighbors, Sabratha and Leptis (Homs), the town was included in the Greek designation… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • tripoli — [ tripɔli ] n. m. • 1508; de Tripoli, ville de la Tripolitaine ♦ Géol. Roche siliceuse d origine organique (diatomées), farineuse, de couleur grise ou jaune pâle. Matière pulvérulente tirée de cette roche, employée au polissage du verre et des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • TRIPOLI — TRIPOLI, port in N. lebanon (Ar. Tarabulus al Sham; called in Hebrew sources Sinim, on the basis of Gen. 10:17). From the seventh century there was a Jewish community in the town, although it never was large. At the beginning of the Arab conquest …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • tripoli — TRÍPOLI s.n. Sediment de bioxid de siliciu alcătuit din scoici şi infuzori, întrebuinţat în industrie. – Din fr. tripoli. Trimis de LauraGellner, 01.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  TRÍPOLI s. (min.) diatomit, kieselgur, pămânţel, pământ de diatomee.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Trípoli — puede referirse a: Trípoli, capital de Libia. Trípoli, ciudad de Líbano. Trípoli, ciudad de Grecia. Condado de Trípoli, Estado medieval. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo título. Si llegaste aquí a tra …   Wikipedia Español

  • Tripoli — both the Libyan capital and the Lebanese port city represent Gk. tri three + polis town. In Libya, Tripolis was the name of a Phoenician colony consisting of Oea (which grew into modern Tripoli), Leptis Magna, and Sabratha. Arabic distinguishes… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Tripoli — Tripoli, IA U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 1310 Housing Units (2000): 561 Land area (2000): 1.401547 sq. miles (3.629990 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.401547 sq. miles (3.629990 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Tripoli — (1) (Grecia) Trípolis gr. Tripoli (2) (Libano) Tarabulus ar. Tripoli (3) (Libia) Oea stor.; Tarabulus ar …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Tripoli — Tripoli,   1) arabisch Tarabulus asch Schạm, Trablos, Stadt in Nordlibanon, an der Mittelmeerküste, Handels und Verkehrszentrum des nördlichen Landesteils und mit 200 000 Einwohner zweitgrößte Stadt des Landes; Sitz eines maronitischen und eines …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tripoli — TRIPOLI. s. m. Sorte de pierre blanche & tendre, dont on se sert à polir des chenets, des chandeliers de cuivre, &c. Nettoyer, frotter avec du tripoli …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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