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Perhaps borrowed from German Berlin. Insofar as the name has undergone diphthongisation it must be of some age; hence possibly inherited from Middle Dutch [Term?], from Middle Low German [Term?]. The city was of relevance since circa 1250.


  • IPA(key): /bɛrˈlɛi̯n/, /bərˈlɛi̯n/
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  • Hyphenation: Ber‧lijn
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯n

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Berlijn n

  1. Berlin (the capital and largest city of Germany)
  2. Berlin (a state of Germany, containing the capital city)
  3. A settlement and former plantation in Para, Suriname

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