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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Al·ex·an·dria /ˌælɪgˈzændriə, ˌɛ-/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a town in Louisiana on the Red River
      2: the chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the
         Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander
         the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt [syn: El

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the ancient metropolis of Lower Egypt, so called from its
    founder, Alexander the Great (about B.C. 333). It was for a long
    period the greatest of existing cities, for both Nineveh and
    Babylon had been destroyed, and Rome had not yet risen to
    greatness. It was the residence of the kings of Egypt for 200
    years. It is not mentioned in the Old Testament, and only
    incidentally in the New. Apollos, eloquent and mighty in the
    Scriptures, was a native of this city (Acts 18:24). Many Jews
    from Alexandria were in Jerusalem, where they had a synagogue
    (Acts 6:9), at the time of Stephen's martyrdom. At one time it
    is said that as many as 10,000 Jews resided in this city. It
    possessed a famous library of 700,000 volumes, which was burned
    by the Saracens (A.D. 642). It was here that the Hebrew Bible
    was translated into Greek. This is called the Septuagint
    version, from the tradition that seventy learned men were
    engaged in executing it. It was, however, not all translated at
    one time. It was begun B.C. 280, and finished about B.C. 200 or
    150. (See VERSION.)