Dura


Dura
1) A place in Babylon (Dan. 3:1) of uncertain location, where a golden image was erected.
2) Dura-Europos, beyond the eastern border of Syria, on the right bank of the River Euphrates, where excavations in 1934 revealed the ruins both of a Jewish synagogue, and of the first known Christian church, constructed out of two rooms of a private house (232 CE). One of these was a rectangular room entered from a central court and adapted for baptisms. In it was a receptacle shaped like a coffin; it was the font in which the believer was ‘buried with Christ’ and raised to new life. At the east end there had been placed a raised platform, possibly for the use of the president.

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  • Dura — may refer to: Dura (town), a Palestinian town in the southern West Bank located eleven kilometers southwest of Hebron in the Hebron Governorate Dura language, a critically endangered language of Nepal Dura Automotive Systems, an American… …   Wikipedia

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  • dura — f. Duración. * * * dura. (De durar). f. p. us. duración. * * * (as used in expressions) agua dura almeja dura …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • dură — DÚRĂ, dure, s.f. Roată, rotiţă (metalică masivă); spec. rotiţa scripetelui de la iţele războiului de ţesut. – cf. d u r a1. Trimis de ana zecheru, 18.04.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  DÚRĂ s. v. rotiţă. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  dúră …   Dicționar Român

  • dura — mater; = pachymeninx; n. the thickest and outermost of the three meninges surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It consists of two closely adherent layers, the outer of which is identical with the periosteum of the skull. The inner dura extends… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • Dura — Du ra, n. Short form for {Dura mater}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -dura — (del lat. « tūra») 1 Parte invariable de los sufijos « adura, edura, idura», con que se forman nombres verbales de acción, efecto, utensilio, residuos, etc.: ‘selladura, metedura, partidura; cerradura; raspaduras, barreduras; colgadura,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • dúra — ž bot. žitarica tropskih krajeva Afrike i Azije (Sorghum dura), vrsta prosa, služi za prehranu i dobivanje šećera; sirak2, sijerak ✧ {{001f}}arap …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • Dura — vgl. Dura mater encephali …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke


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