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DESSAU dĕs’ ô, dĕs’ə u (Δεσσαού). ERV LESSAU. A village where the Jews joined battle with Nicanor, a general of Antiochus Epiphanes, in Maccabean times (2 Macc 14:16).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

des’-o, des’-a-u (Dessaou (2 Macc 14:16)): the Revised Version (British and American) LESSAU (which see).