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Pomerania

[pom-uh-rey-nee-uh, -reyn-yuh]
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noun
  1. a former province of NE Germany, now mostly in NW Poland.
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German Pommern.
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Historical Examples

  • It was fun, but over-crowded, for the rest of Pomerania had gone there too.

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    E. M. Forster

  • She and the Mosebachs had gone tobogganing on the only hill that Pomerania boasted.

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    E. M. Forster

  • "It's better than a prison in Pomerania, by a long way," Ralph answered.

  • The Russians had overpowered the King's generals in Pomerania.

  • It was not improbable, nor less so that the dog was in Pomerania likewise.


British Dictionary definitions for pomerania

Pomerania

noun
  1. a region of N central Europe, extending along the S coast of the Baltic Sea from Stralsund to the Vistula River: now chiefly in Poland, with a small area in NE GermanyGerman name: Pommern Polish name: Pomorze
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Word Origin and History for pomerania

Pomerania

n.

region and former province of Prussia on the Baltic coast of modern Poland (German Pommern, Polish Pomorze), Medieval Latin, from Pomerani, name of a Slavic tribe there, from Polish po morze "by the sea."

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