Kaunas

Kaunas

[kou-nahs]
noun
a city in S central Lithuania.
Russian Kovno.
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Kaunas (ˈkaʊnəs)
 
n
Russian name: Kovno a city in central Lithuania at the confluence of the Neman and Viliya Rivers: ceded by Poland to Russia in 1795; became the provisional capital of Lithuania (1920--40); incorporated into the Soviet Union 1944--91; university (1922). Pop: 364 000 (2005 est)

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