from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of west-central Russia on the Kama River in the foothills of the Ural Mountains. Founded in the early 18th century when a copper foundry was built there, it grew rapidly as an industrial center in the 19th century. Population: 989,000.
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- proper n. historical region of northeastern Russia, corresponding to the Kama basin, a left tributary of the Volga. In Russian known as Пермь, also Пермь Великая "Great Perm" or Пермь Камская Kamskaya Perm after the Kama River.
- proper n. City in Russia, administrative centre of Perm kray near the Ural mountains.
Rendition of the Russian toponym Пермь, probably from a Finno-Permic (Uralic) stem, compared to Estonian põrand, dialectal põrmand "floor, ground" by P. Alvre in Keel na Kirjandus No 7, 1981, pp. 407-413. (Wiktionary)