Brandenburg

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Etymology[edit]

From German Brandenburg

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Brandenburg

  1. A state in the northeast of Germany.
  2. Brandenburg an der Havel, a German town.
  3. (historical) The lands of Brandenburg (Mark Brandenburg, Provinz Brandenburg), provinces of Prussia from 1815 to 1946.
  4. A home rule city, the county seat of Meade County, Kentucky, United States. Named after Solomon Brandenburg, a land owner.

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Noun[edit]

Brandenburg (plural Brandenburgs)

  1. A kind of decoration for the breast of a coat, sometimes only a frog with a loop, but in some military uniforms enlarged into a broad horizontal stripe.
    • 1771, Tobias Smollett, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
      He wore a coat [] trimmed with Brandenburgs.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The second element is from Burg; the first element is usually said to be of Slavic origin, possibly related to the root of the Czech city name Brno.[1]

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Proper noun[edit]

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Brandenburg n (genitive Brandenburgs)

  1. Brandenburg (a state in northeast Germany)
    Synonym: Land Brandenburg
  2. Brandenburg (a historical province of Germany)
    Synonyms: Mark Brandenburg, Provinz Brandenburg
  3. Brandenburg, Brandenburg an der Havel (a town in Brandenburg, Germany)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vlasto, A. P. (1970). The Entry of the Slavs Into Christendom: An Introduction to the Medieval History of the Slavs. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, p. 352