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Hesse

[hes-uh for 1; hes for 2] /ˈhɛs ə for 1; hɛs for 2/
noun
1.
Hermann
[her-mahn] /ˈhɛr mɑn/ (Show IPA),
1877–1962, German novelist and poet: Nobel Prize 1946.
2.
German Hessen
[hes-uh n] /ˈhɛs ən/ (Show IPA)
. a state in central Germany. 8150 sq. mi. (21,110 sq. km).
Capital: Wiesbaden.
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British Dictionary definitions for Hesse

Hesse1

/hɛs/
noun
1.
a state of central Germany, formed in 1945 from the former Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau and part of the former state of Hesse; part of West Germany until 1990. Capital: Wiesbaden. Pop: 6 089 000 (2003 est). Area: 21 111 sq km (8151 sq miles) German name Hessen (ˈhɛsən)

Hesse2

/hɛs; German ˈhɛsə/
noun
1.
Hermann (ˈhɛrman). 1877–1962, German novelist, short-story writer, and poet. His novels include Der Steppenwolf (1927) and Das Glasperlenspiel (1943): Nobel prize for literature 1946
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