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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 10/8/2011
Either a short form of PHILADELPHIA or else from the name of a district in London ("the site of a popular theater c.1882-1900, which gave its name to a style of performance"), which derives from the same Greek source: adelphos "brother" (literally "from the same womb", from the copulative prefix a- "together with" and delphys "womb").