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

  • The capital and largest city of Estonia, in the northwest part of the country on the Gulf of Finland opposite Helsinki, Finland. A major port, Tallinn was a possession of the Livonian Knights (1346-1561) and Sweden (1561-1710) before being formally ceded to Russia (1721). It became the capital of independent Estonia in 1919 and was the capital of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic (1940-1991). Population: 397,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of Estonia.

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

  • n. a port city on the Gulf of Finland that is the capital and largest city of Estonia

Etymologies

Compound of Taani and linn (Danish town). (Wiktionary)

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