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

  • The capital and largest city of Estonia, in the northwest part 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 was the capital of independent Estonia (1919–1940) and of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic (1940–1991).

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  • proper noun The capital of Estonia.

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

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

Etymologies

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Compound of Taani and linn (Danish town).

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