[ muh-zoor-ee-uh ]
/ məˈzʊər i ə /
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a region in NE Poland, formerly in East Prussia, Germany: German defeat of Russians 1914–15.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
German Ma·su·ren [mah-zoo-ruhn]. /mɑˈzu rən/.
Words nearby Masuria
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British Dictionary definitions for Masuria
/ (məˈsjʊərɪə) /
a region of NE Poland: until 1945 part of East Prussia: includes the Masurian Lakes, scene of Russian defeats by the Germans (1914, 1915) during World War I
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