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petra is pronounced in two syllables
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An example use of petra in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… already had Dante and Petra and so they …”
meanings of petra
A modern village and community in Aliartos municipality in Boeotia, Greece.
A modern village and former municipality on the island of Lesbos, North Aegean administrative region, Greece.
An ancient lost town in Elis in modern Greece.
A modern village in Bâcleș Commune, Mehedinţi County, Romania.
A modern former municipality of Pieria, Central Macedonia administrative region, Greece.
An ancient Hellenistic city and former bishopric in Roman Egypt; in full, Petra in Aegypto.
A female given name from Ancient Greek.
A modern town and municipality on the island of Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands, Spain.
A modern village in Preveza, Epirus administrative region, Greece.
An ancient city and archaelogical site in Jordan.
A former village and ghost town in Northern Cyprus, now uninhabited and largely destroyed.
An ancient lost town in Corinthia in modern Greece.
A medieval fortified town in Lazica, in the modern country of Georgia; modern Tsikhisdziri.
An unincorporated community in Bracken County, Kentucky, United States.
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.