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What does Philadelphia mean?

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    William Penn planned the layout of the city himself. It was based on a logical grid pattern and based around four town squares and would lie between the Delaware and Schulykill (pr. skoo kill) rivers . While a grid pattern sounds like no big deal today, it was a departure in the 17th century when cities grew up around crossroads and cow paths. It's name, Philadelphia, is Greek and means City of Brotherly Love.

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  2. Ithink that Philadelphia means "The City of Brotherly love.Is it right?

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    posted by N'aicha
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    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?l=p&p=14

  4. Thank you.

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