Edinburgh, duke


[ed-n-bur-uh, -buhr-uh or, esp. British, -bruh]
Duke of, Philip ( def 4 ).
a city in and the capital of Scotland, in the SE part: administrative center of the Lothian region.
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Edinburgh1 (ˈɛdɪnbərə, -brə)
1.  the capital of Scotland and seat of the Scottish Parliament (from 1999), in City of Edinburgh council area on the S side of the Firth of Forth: became the capital in the 15th century; castle; three universities (including University of Edinburgh, 1583); commercial and cultural centre, noted for its annual festival. Pop: 430 082 (2001)
2.  City of a council area in central Scotland, created from part of Lothian region in 1996. Pop: 448 370 (2003 est). Area: 262 sq km (101 sq miles)

Edinburgh2 (ˈɛdɪnbərə, -brə)
Duke of, title of Prince Philip Mountbatten. born 1921, husband of Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Word Origin & History

older than King Edwin of Northumbria (who often is credited as the source of the name); originally Din Eidyn, Celtic, perhaps lit. "fort on a slope." Later the first element was trimmed off and O.E. burh "fort" added in its place." Dunedin in New Zealand represents an attempt at the original form.
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Cultural Dictionary
Edinburgh [(ed-n-buh-ruh)]

Capital of Scotland, located in the Lothian region in the southeastern part; Scotland's banking and administrative center.

Note: The University of Edinburgh, which was founded in the sixteenth century, is noted for its faculties of divinity, law, medicine, music, and the arts.
Note: As a cultural center, Edinburgh was especially prominent in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when the philosophers David Hume and Adam Smith, the authors Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott, and the scientist James Hutton were active.
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