American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Formerly A·dri·a·no·ple (āˌdrē-ə-nōˈpəl)Edirne A city of northwest Turkey northwest of Istanbul. It was founded c. A.D. 125 by the Roman emperor Hadrian on the site of an earlier Thracian town and was conquered at various times by Visigoths, Bulgarians, Crusaders, Turks, and Russians. Held by Greece after 1920, it was restored to Turkey in 1923. Population: 119,000.
- n. a city in northwestern Turkey; a Thracian town that was rebuilt and renamed by the Roman Emperor Hadrian
“On 27 March 2009, Yaşar Sert (35) killed Şükrü Gençer (57) for suggesting a sexual relation (Edirne).”
“Struggling to cope with the hundreds of migrants who are entering Greece every day through an inhospitable, unmonitored stretch of the country's border with Turkey near the town of Edirne, Athens appealed to Brussels for help at the weekend.”
“They were covered by the Vilayets of Edirne and Salonika.”
“Talaat received an appointment to serve as a deputy for Edirne in the Turkish Parliament.”
“The Askenazi Rabbi Sarfati of Edirne wrote inviting European Jewry to settle in the Ottoman Empire, stating: “Turkey is a land wherein nothing is lacking” and asking: “Is it not better for you to live under Muslims than under Christians?””
“Near the town of Adrianople, now Edirne, Valens organized his forces in battle formations.”
“During the Balkan wars and World War I the women operated workshops in the schools that produced sheets and bandages for hospitals in the large cities of Edirne and Istanbul and ran a fundraising and assistance network within the Jewish and local communities.”
“Most of them came from two small towns: Silivri, in the outskirts of Istanbul, and Kirklareli (Kirklisse) near Edirne.”
“From here, the novel follows Vlad Dracula from his days as a young hostage at Sultan Murad's court in Edirne through his tumultuous career as a fugitive, a warlord Prince, a prisoner and a noble in the court of the king of Hungary.”
“Politically, the Roman Empire was shaken to its foundation by the massive incursion of Gothic tribes into northern Greece (Thrace) and their decisive victory over the imperial army at Adrianople (modern Edirne) in 378.”
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