Meaning of Gaugamela

Gau•ga•me•la

Pronunciation: (gô"gu-mē'lu), [key]
— n.
  1. an ancient village in Assyria, E of Nineveh: Alexander the Great defeated Darius III here in 331 b.c. The battle is often mistakenly called “battle of Arbela.”
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