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  1. a city in and the capital of Thuringia, in central Germany.


[thoo-rin-jee-uh, -juh]
  1. a state in central Germany. 5985 sq. mi. (15,550 sq. km) Capital: Erfurt.
German Thü·ring·en [ty-ring-uh n] /ˈtü rɪŋ ən/.
Related formsThu·rin·gi·an, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for erfurt

Historical Examples

  • In turn, William set up his Erfurt parliament, March 20, 1850.

    Blood and Iron

    John Hubert Greusel

  • At Erfurt “the kitchens are clean, and the midday soup (which I tasted) was good”.

  • Goethe and Napoleon met twice—once in Erfurt, once in Weimar.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane

  • He nourished his hopes with the recollections of Tilsit and Erfurt.

  • Valentinus was a Benedictine monk and was still living at Erfurt in 1413.

British Dictionary definitions for erfurt


  1. an industrial city in central Germany, the capital of Thuringia: university (1392). Pop: 201 645 (2003 est)


  1. a state of central Germany. Pop: 2 373 000 (2003 est)German name: Thüringen (ˈtyːrɪŋən)
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