from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of northwest Poland near the mouth of the Oder River. It was ruled by Sweden from 1648 to 1720, when it was ceded to Prussia. After World War II the city became part of Poland. Population: 411,000.
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- proper n. A city in what is now Poland; the capital of West Pomeranian Voivodeship; Stettin.
From Polish. Stettin, from German, is ultimately the same term. The city is first mentioned in 1133 as Stetin. The name is from a Slavic language; see Wikipedia's article on the subject for several hypothesized etymons. (Wiktionary)