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From Old High German Duringa.

From the name of the Thüringer (Thuringians), a people who are attested since at least 480 when Sidonius Apollinaris mentions them (as Toringus m), and potentially earlier around 150 when Ptolemy mentions the Τευριοχαῖμαι (Teuriokhaîmai). Their name was traditionally connected to that of the Hermunduren, but this is discredited by modern etymologists on phonological grounds; instead, a connection to the Turones is sometimes proposed. Grahn-Hoek alternatively proposes a connection to the Thervingi (authors have at least mixed up the two groups since ancient times on account of the similarity of their names), particularly a subgroup living along the Τύρας (Túras).


  • IPA(key): /ˈtyːʁɪŋən/
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  • Hyphenation: Thü‧rin‧gen

Proper noun


Thüringen n (proper noun, genitive Thüringens or (optionally with an article) Thüringen)

  1. Thuringia (a state in central Germany)
  2. A municipality of Vorarlberg, Austria

Derived terms


See also

Divisions of the Federal Republic of Germany in German (layout · text)
Flächenländer: Baden-Württemberg · Bayern · Brandenburg · Hessen · Niedersachsen · Mecklenburg-Vorpommern · Nordrhein-Westfalen · Rheinland-Pfalz · Saarland · Sachsen · Sachsen-Anhalt · Schleswig-Holstein · Thüringen
Stadtstaaten: Berlin · Bremen · Hamburg