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Definition: Common Semitic noun *biɔr-, well, cistern. 1. Beersheba, from Hebrew ɔēr šebac, well of oath, from ɔēr, well (šebac, oath; see šb). 2. Beirut, from Arabic bayrūt, from Phoenician *biɔrōt, plural of *biɔr, well.

The American Heritage dictionary of the English language. 2015.

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