[ shles-wig; German shleys-vik ]
/ ˈʃlɛs wɪg; German ˈʃleɪs vɪk /


a seaport in N Germany, on the Baltic.
a historic region in S Jutland: a former duchy of Denmark; annexed by Prussia 1864; the N part was returned to Denmark as the result of a plebiscite 1920.
Also Sleswick.
Danish Slesvig. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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/ (German ˈʃleːsvɪç) /


a fishing port in N Germany, in Schleswig-Holstein state: on an inlet of the Baltic. Pop: 24 288 (2003 est)
a former duchy, in the S Jutland Peninsula: annexed by Prussia in 1864; N part returned to Denmark after a plebiscite in 1920; S part forms part of the German state of Schleswig-HolsteinDanish name: Slesvig
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