originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites); above it was built a temple and later the name extended to the whole hill; finally it became a synonym for the city of Jerusalem;
"the inhabitants of Jerusalem are personified as `the daughter of Zion'"
Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
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