Dara(redirected from DAIRE)
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Dara(dā`rə), in the Bible: see DardaDarda
, in the Bible, wise man. Apparently the same man as Dara.
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a city in Syria; administrative center of Dara Province. Population, 24,400 (1967). Dara is the junction of railroads to Damascus, Basra, Amman, and Hama, and it is the trading center of an agricultural region (grain, legumes, cotton, and orchards).
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