Brussels

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Germanic, composed of the words *brōkaz (marsh) + *saliz (building, room). The metonymic meaning of Brussels as the European Union stems from the fact that the EU headquarters are based in Brussels.

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Proper noun[edit]

Brussels

  1. The capital of Belgium.
  2. (metonymically) The European Union.

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