Bethany = "house of dates" or, "house of misery"
1) a village at the Mount of Olives, about two miles (3 km) from Jerusalem, on or near the normal road to Jericho
2) a town or village on the east bank of the Jordan, where John was baptising
Part of Speech: noun proper locative
Of Chaldee origin; date house; Bethany, a place in Palestine: - Bethany.
These two sites give similar information, with the definition from several dictionaries and statistics on the use of the word.
Perseus Digital Library
University of Chicago's Logion lexicon
Thayer's dictionary plus other information.
From this site's dictionary (in Italian)
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