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

  • The capital of Scotland, in the eastern part of the country on the Firth of Forth. The city grew up around a castle built in the 11th century by King Malcolm III, successor to Macbeth, and it became the capital of Scotland in 1437. Edinburgh later developed into an important literary and cultural center and is the site of an annual international festival of the arts. Population: 436,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of Scotland.

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

  • n. 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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