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

  • A city of central Germany south-southeast of Hanover. A member of the Hanseatic League, it passed to Hanover in 1813 and to Prussia in 1866. Population: 103,000.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • There is a funny old town in Germany called Hildesheim, a little out of the way of travellers, but full of curious and interesting things, and over its fine cathedral walls climbs a rose-bush so large and strong that it may well be a thousand years old, as they say it is.

    Harper's Young People, January 6, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly

  • The 50-50 joint venture, which will be formed in the first half of this year, is to be located in the greater Stuttgart area and the Northern German city of Hildesheim.

    Daimler, Bosch to Team Up for Electric Motors

  • Jewish enclave in the nearby city of Hildesheim - notable largely because the Hildesheim Meyerhofs had extensive kinship relations with the families of two other scientists who knew Meyerhof well and became fellow pioneers of modern biochemistry - Hans Krebs and Carl Neuberg.

    Otto Meyerhof and the Physiology Institute: the Birth of Modern Biochemistry

  • The Rosetta Stone in the British Museum has long been on Mr. Hawass's wish list, along with the Zodiac Ceiling in the Louvre and statues in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and museums in Hildesheim, Germany, and Turin, Italy.

    Egypt's Antiquities Fall Victim to the Mob

  • Leipzig: 1879 [Rpr. Hildesheim, Zürich, New York: 1991].

    Berlin Salons: Late Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Century.

  • In 1932 Else Samulon married Oskar Gutmann, a lawyer at the Kammergericht in Berlin, who was born in 1885 in Hildesheim.

    Else Rahel Samulon-Guttmann.

  • His father, Jakob Guttmann, was a rabbi in the community of Hildesheim and a well-known scholar of Jewish philosophy, whose publications were widely read in Germany.

    Else Rahel Samulon-Guttmann.

  • To either side is placed a painted miniature on vellum under crystal, of Saints Godehard (right) and Bernard (left), both bishops of Hildesheim.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • This would seem to signify Abbot Theodoric who was abbot at Godehardiklosters, Hildesheim, between 1181 and 1204.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The pagan North men descended upon them where there was no place to give battle and utterly overwhelmed them, killing Bruno, together with Theodoic, or Dietrich, the saintly old bishop of Minden and Bishop Marquard of Hildesheim, as well as eleven nobles and fourteen of the king's bodyguard and their attendants.

    Archive 2009-01-04


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.