Bethlehem


Bethlehem
Bethlehem Beth"le*hem, n. [Heb. b[=e]th-lekhem house of food; b[=e]th house + lekhem food, l[=a]kham to eat. Formerly the name of a hospital for the insane, in London, which had been the priory of St. Mary of Bethlehem. Cf. {Bedlam}.] 1. A hospital for lunatics; -- corrupted into {bedlam}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) In the Ethiopic church, a small building attached to a church edifice, in which the bread for the eucharist is made. --Audsley. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bethlehem, NC — U.S. Census Designated Place in North Carolina Population (2000): 3713 Housing Units (2000): 1549 Land area (2000): 7.594031 sq. miles (19.668449 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.313086 sq. miles (3.400877 sq. km) Total area (2000): 8.907117 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Bethlehem, PA — U.S. city in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 71329 Housing Units (2000): 29631 Land area (2000): 19.255333 sq. miles (49.871081 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.167156 sq. miles (0.432931 sq. km) Total area (2000): 19.422489 sq. miles (50.304012 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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