Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southeast Latvia southeast of Riga. Founded in the 13th century, it was held by Lithuania and Poland before being ceded to Russia in 1771. The city later passed to independent Latvia (1918-1940) and the USSR (1940-1991). Population: 108,000.

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  • proper n. A city in Latvia on the Western Dvina (Daugava) river.

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  • n. a city of southeastern Latvia

Etymologies

From Latvian Daugavpils, from Latvian Daugava + pils ("castle") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • All I would have to do would be to decipher the Voynich manuscript, get myself to a pay phone with $100 in quarters, and start leaving messages for Kristaps at his apartment in Daugavpils.

    i know i am, but what are you?

  • Sarah Malkhin, who was born in Dvinsk (now Daugavpils), Latvia, in 1885, became active in the Zionist youth movement Pirhei Zion at the beginning of the twentieth century, when the dream of the “Great Revolution,” both personal and social, gave rise to ideals of a new and better life for humanity as a whole and for Jews in particular.

    Sarah Malkhin.

  • By 1890 there were five million of them there, concentrated in middle-sized towns like Vitebsk and neighbouring Dvinsk (now Daugavpils) and constituting 40 percent of world Jewry.

    'Chagall'

  • Bölter received orders for his company and its sixteen Tigers to transfer by rail to Dünaburg (Daugavpils).

    Panzer Aces

  • Ports: coastal - Riga, Ventspils, Liepaja; inland - Daugavpils

    The 1994 CIA World Factbook

  • DAUGAVPILS - Reporters Without Borders has condemned the murder of Grigorijs òemcovs, who was the victim of an apparent contract killing on 16 April in Daugavpils.

    News from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Baltic Times.

  • Latvia, Daugavpils last visit Jan 24 2010 0 friends

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  • Afanasijs Kuzmins, born in the Daugavpils region in eastern Latvia, has successfully participated in eight Olympic games, and became World champion in sharpshooting eleven times.

    News from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Baltic Times.

  • (57. 7°F) in Liepaja to 15. 7°C (60. 3°F) in Daugavpils.

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  • The Riga demonstration follows a protest held in Daugavpils on February 21 when around 400 residents lined up to throw shoes at a picture of Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis, who has since resigned, partly as a result of Latvia's dire economic prospects.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

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