Amida (ămˈĭdə, əmĪˈdə) [key], ancient city, E Asia Minor, on the Tigris River. It became (A.D. 230) a Roman colony and was later (4th cent.) captured by Shapur II of Persia. It is the modern Diyarbakir, Turkey.

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