How to pronounce


  • American Pronunciation: /ˌsɛzəˈriːə/
    • Breakdown: SEZ-uh-REE-uh
  • British Pronunciation: /ˌsiːzəˈriːə/
    • Breakdown: SEEZ-uh-REE-uh

In both American and British English, the emphasis is on the third syllable ("REE"), with the preceding syllables being shorter and less stressed.

Definition of


Caesarea (noun): a historical city located on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, named after the Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus. Example 1: The ruins of Caesarea provide a glimpse into the city's rich history and architecture. Example 2: The Roman amphitheater in Caesarea was once a popular venue for gladiatorial games. Example 3: Today, Caesarea is a popular tourist destination with its stunning beaches and ancient ruins.

What does it mean


The name "Caesarea" derives directly from the Latin word "Caesar," which was the title of Roman emperors, starting with Julius Caesar as a posthumous honorific and later institutionalized by Augustus, the first emperor. The suffix "-ea" in Latin often indicates a geographical or place-related term, implying "the place of Caesar" or "belonging to Caesar." This naming convention was a way to honor the emperor and affirm loyalty to the Roman Empire, thereby cementing the city's status and allegiance within the empire's vast territories.

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