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Dorpat

[dawr-paht] /ˈdɔr pɑt/
noun
1.
German name of Tartu.
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  • Bartels subsequently rose to be a professor in the University of Dorpat, where he died.

  • In vain had the damsels of Berlin and Dorpat set their caps at him.

    Historic Oddities Sabine Baring-Gould
  • I will leave her to the Dorpat museum, with directions to the curator to keep the dust off her.

    Historic Oddities Sabine Baring-Gould
  • In 1630, a supreme court for the Baltic provinces was established at Dorpat.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • With the siege of Dorpat we are not concerned, for Boris was not present.

    Boris the Bear-Hunter Fred Whishaw
  • He had studied diligently and gone to the Dorpat University from ambition.

    Rudin Ivan Turgenev
  • Later on he studied theology under Hengstenberg, and became professor at Dorpat and later at Rostock.

    Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
  • A theologian and statistician principally associated with Dorpat in Livonia, where he studied from 1845 to 1849.

    Immortal Memories Clement Shorter
  • Dorpat was captured and Narva fell after a bloody conflict, being bravely defended by Rudolph Horn.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • The two most celebrated telescopes, hitherto made, are Herschel's forty-feet reflector, and the great Dorpat refractor.

    Letters on Astronomy Denison Olmsted
British Dictionary definitions for Dorpat

Dorpat

/ˈdɔrpat/
noun
1.
the German name for Tartu
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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