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[vahy-mahr, wahy-] /ˈvaɪ mɑr, ˈwaɪ-/
a city in Thuringia, in central Germany.
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Weimarian, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • He came to Weimar with a tutor to learn German when I happened to be living there.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • Gone with the little courts that nurtured them—gone with Esterhazy and Weimar.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • From Weimar to Berlin; where there are Jews to whom he has introductions.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • In 1849 he went to Weimar and accepted the post of conductor at the Court Theatre.

    The Standard Oratorios George P. Upton
  • In 1708 he was court organist, and in 1714 concert-master in Weimar.

    The Standard Oratorios George P. Upton
British Dictionary definitions for Weimar


/German ˈvaimar/
a city in E central Germany, in Thuringia: a cultural centre in the 18th and early 19th century; scene of the adoption (1919) of the constitution of the Weimar Republic. Pop: 64 409 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for Weimar

in reference to the pre-1933 democratic government of Germany, 1932, from name of city in Thuringia where German constitution was drawn up in 1919. The place name is a compound of Old High German wih "holy" + mari "lake."

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