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[thoo-rin-jee-uh, -juh] /θʊˈrɪn dʒi ə, -dʒə/
a state in central Germany. 5985 sq. mi. (15,550 sq. km)
Capital: Erfurt.
German Thüringen
[ty-ring-uh n] /ˈtü rɪŋ ən/ (Show IPA)
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Thuringian, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • When he did lift his eyes they were directed ahead, where the road was seen to enter the great thuringian forest.

  • A Swiss woman, however, is asserted to have produced a hare; a thuringian, a toad.

  • He was obliged to confess that the thuringian ladies knew how to keep a good kitchen and to maintain the honour of the house.

  • Hans enjoyed this, being used to the air and freedom of his thuringian forest.

    Two Royal Foes Eva Madden
  • There a thuringian met him and asked him: "Why do you wear so much gold around your lean neck?"

    Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3 Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
  • One day Bettina was called to assist with a wounded thuringian.

    Two Royal Foes Eva Madden
  • Henry soon found himself confronted by an abler and more stubborn antagonist than either thuringian or Saxon.

  • "Then a new bridge will be built for truth," declared the little thuringian with flashing eyes.

    Complete Short Works Georg Ebers
  • In 1747 Frederick the Great brought a colony of thuringian cutlers to the town, but this branch of industry has entirely died out.

  • She was an excellent sample of the thuringian widow, a species not yet extinct, but trying very hard to become so.

    Cobwebs From an Empty Skull Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
British Dictionary definitions for thuringian


of or relating to the German state of Thuringia or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Thuringia


a state of central Germany. Pop: 2 373 000 (2003 est) German name Thüringen (ˈtyːrɪŋən)
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