Gazan Etymology: غزة العزة

Etymologically the Greek and Latin name: Γάζα and Gaza, were probably a rendition of the Syriac ganza/gazza, which originated from Persian ganj (‘treasure’, ‘store’, ‘granary’).  The ancient Egyptians called it “Azzati”, the “prized city.”  Explains غزة العزة?

Fun fact: Gaza was called the Athens of Asia.

Source: Palestine - A Four Thousand Year History by Nur Masalha


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