from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of eastern Scotland on the Firth of Forth. Originally a small settlement under the protection of a medieval castle, Edinburgh has been Scotland's capital since 1437. It has long been noted as a center of intellectual and cultural activity.

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  • proper noun The capital of Scotland.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth


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From Old English burg, castle, from Proto-Germanic *burgz (“fortress”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrgh (“fortified elevation”). This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.



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