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This word is used in Arabic with a very similar phonetics and connotations we can find in GrecoRoman languages. 24- Atlas The term Atlas is used in Arabic with the same connotations that we can find in English or other European languages. 25- Arabic Namoos derived from the Greek Nemos which meens Law 26- Arabic word Tarabeeza derived from the Greek word Trapeza, it means table or in some cases a small table. 2- Greco-Roman names of places in Jordan In Jordan, many cities in different parts of the country still have Greco-Raman names. Some of these Greco-Roman names did not change and they are still pronounced as Greco-Roman words while other names have been subjected to some sort of Arabization while keeping the Greco-Roman etymologies. Here is a list of some Greco-Roman names of places in Jordan that are still used by the Jordanians. 1- Petra, the site of Situated in the south of Jordan, the site of Petra is representing one of the most important archaeological sites not only in Jordan but in the whole region. The name of the site was derived from Greek to refer to stone. The whole site was carved in stone. 2- Irbid, The city of Many scholars believe that this city was established by the Romans who called it Irbilla which means the black because of the dark color of its soil and the plenty of the black stones in its soil. 3- Tafilah, The city of Certain historians believe that the name of this city in southern Jordan was derived from the Roman term Ditiflus which means in Roman the land of Vineyards. 4- Jerash, the city of This city was one of the famous roman Decapolis. By that time it is name was Gerasa. The city is now considered as one of the most important archaeological sites in Jordan. 5- Ramtha, The city of Many historians strongly believe that the name of this city situated in the extreme north of Jordan and very close to the Syrian borders was derived from the Greek word Arthma or Ramatha. 6- Salt, the City of Many historians strongly believe that the name of this city has Latin origins. Mostly the name of Salt was derived from Saltus in Latin which means the forest or the fertile valley.

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