Smyrna vs Izmir - What's the difference?

smyrna | izmir |


As a noun smyrna

is myrrh.

As a proper noun izmir is

a major turkish port city situated midway along the western anatolian seaboard, geographically continuous with the ancient city of smyrna.

smyrna

English

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • (chiefly, historical) A port city on the Aegean coast of western Asia Minor founded in circa the 11th century BC on the site of the present-day Turkish city of .
  • A town in Delaware
  • A city in Georgia, USA
  • A town in Maine
  • A town and village in New York
  • A town in South Carolina
  • A town in Tennessee
  • Meronyms

    * New Smyrna * Old Smyrna * Smyrna proper

    izmir

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (uncommon)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A major Turkish port city situated midway along the western Anatolian seaboard, geographically continuous with the ancient city of Smyrna.
  • * 1954', Amerikan K?z Koleji [aut.] and Margaret W. Meyer [ed.], '''''?zmir : The Gateway to Turkey (Piyasa Matbaas?), main title
  • * 2000 , Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls, Turkey , page 14
  • One major problem in towns of all sizes is the lack of street signs, but almost every local tourist office can provide you with a map. City tourist offices almost always provide acceptable maps; those for ?stanbul and ?zmir are as good as any you pay for.
  • * 2009 , James Bainbridge, Turkey , page 221
  • It may be Turkey’s third-largest city in terms of population, but in the congestion stakes ?zmir has to be challenging for top honours.

    Usage notes

    * The spelling (term) is technically incorrect because [[w:Dotted and dotless I, Turkish has two forms of the letter ).

    Synonyms

    * (l)