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

  • A city of southwest Germany on the Moselle River near the Luxembourg border. Settled by the Treveri, an eastern Gaulish people, it was an important commercial center under the Romans and later as part of the Holy Roman Empire. The city was under French control from 1797 until 1815. Population: 104,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, on the banks of the Moselle river.


Ultimately from the Latin name of the settlement, Augusta Treverorum, taken from the name of a local tribe of Gauls. (Wiktionary)



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