how to pronounce petra


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petra is pronounced in two syllables

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“… already had Dante and Petra and so they …”

meanings of petra


  1. A modern village and community in Aliartos municipality in Boeotia, Greece.
  2. A modern village and former municipality on the island of Lesbos, North Aegean administrative region, Greece.
  3. An ancient lost town in Elis in modern Greece.
  4. A modern village in Bâcleș Commune, Mehedinţi County, Romania.
  5. A modern former municipality of Pieria, Central Macedonia administrative region, Greece.
  6. An ancient Hellenistic city and former bishopric in Roman Egypt; in full, Petra in Aegypto.
  7. A female given name from Ancient Greek.
  8. A modern town and municipality on the island of Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands, Spain.
  9. A modern village in Preveza, Epirus administrative region, Greece.
  10. An ancient city and archaelogical site in Jordan.
  11. A former village and ghost town in Northern Cyprus, now uninhabited and largely destroyed.
  12. An ancient lost town in Corinthia in modern Greece.
  13. A medieval fortified town in Lazica, in the modern country of Georgia; modern Tsikhisdziri.
  14. An unincorporated community in Bracken County, Kentucky, United States.


  1. Stone, a weight equal to 14 pounds.

petra frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word petra occurs in english on average 2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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