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Antwerp

[an-twerp] /ˈæn twərp/
noun
1.
a seaport in N Belgium, on the Scheldt.
2.
a province in N Belgium. 1104 sq. mi. (2860 sq. km).
French Anvers.
Flemish Antwerpen
[ahnt-ver-puh n] /ˈɑnt vɛr pən/ (Show IPA)
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Antwerp

/ˈæntwɜːp/
noun
1.
a province of N Belgium. Pop: 1 668 812 (2004 est). Area: 2859 sq km (1104 sq miles)
2.
a port in N Belgium, capital of Antwerp province, on the River Scheldt: a major European port. Pop: 455 148 (2004 est)
Flemish name Antwerpen (ˈɑntwɛrpə) French name Anvers
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Word Origin and History for antwerpen

Antwerp

port city in Belgium, French Anvers, from a Germanic compound of *anda "at" + *werpum "wharf" (see wharf). Folk etymology connects the first word with hand.

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