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Hesse

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noun
Her·mann [her-mahn], /ˈhɛr mɑn/, 1877–1962, German novelist and poet: Nobel Prize 1946.
German Hes·sen [hes-uhn]. /ˈhɛs ən/. a state in central Germany. 8,150 sq. mi. (21,110 sq. km). Capital: Wiesbaden.
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British Dictionary definitions for Hesse (1 of 2)

Hesse1
/ (hɛs) /

noun
a state of central Germany, formed in 1945 from the former Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau and part of the former state of Hesse; part of West Germany until 1990. Capital: Wiesbaden. Pop: 6 089 000 (2003 est). Area: 21 111 sq km (8151 sq miles)German name: Hessen (ˈhɛsən)

British Dictionary definitions for Hesse (2 of 2)

Hesse2
/ (hɛs, German ˈhɛsə) /

noun
Hermann (ˈhɛrman). 1877–1962, German novelist, short-story writer, and poet. His novels include Der Steppenwolf (1927) and Das Glasperlenspiel (1943): Nobel prize for literature 1946
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