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

 Beth·a·ny /ˈbɛθəni/

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    house of dates. (1.) The Revised Version in John 1:28 has this
    word instead of Bethabara, on the authority of the oldest
    manuscripts. It appears to have been the name of a place on the
    east of Jordan.
      (2.) A village on the south-eastern slope of the Mount of
    Olives (Mark 11:1), about 2 miles east of Jerusalem, on the road
    to Jericho. It derived its name from the number of palm-trees
    which grew there. It was the residence of Lazarus and his
    sisters. It is frequently mentioned in connection with memorable
    incidents in the life of our Lord (Matt. 21:17; 26:6; Mark
    11:11, 12; 14:3; Luke 24:50; John 11:1; 12:1). It is now known
    by the name of el-Azariyeh, i.e., "place of Lazarus," or simply
    Lazariyeh. Seen from a distance, the village has been described
    as "remarkably beautiful, the perfection of retirement and
    repose, of seclusion and lovely peace." Now a mean village,
    containing about twenty families.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Bethany, the house of song; the house of affliction