Name: Tirana

Origin and Meaning of the Name Tirana

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    (tee RAH nah)
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    Itself (Tirana)
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    Tirana (Albanian: Tiranė or Tirana) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Albania.

    The meaning is uncertain.
    It might come from the Greek "Theranda", used by Greek and Latin sources to refer to the area, after the local term "te ranat", (fallen material); or from "Tirkan", the name used by the sixth century Byzantine historian Procopius to refer to a castle, first built in the first century BC, on Mount Dajti, the ruins of which still stand.
    Other possibilities include Old Greek "tyros" (dairy); or Thracian "Tiras", a god whom the ancient Thracians worshipped.

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