capital of Oreg., in the NW part, on the Willamette River: pop. 137,000
city in N Tamil Nadu state, S India: pop. 367,000
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Word origin of 'Salem'(senses 1 and 2) after Biblical place name: see Gen. 14:18, Ps. 76:2