Schenectady

[ skuh-nek-tuh-dee ]
/ skəˈnɛk tə di /
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noun

a city in E New York, on the Mohawk River.

Can be confusedSchenectady synecdoche

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Word Origin and History for schenectady

Schenectady

place in New York state, from Mohawk (Iroquoian) skah-nehtati "the other side of the pines," containing -hneht- "pine tree."

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