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Solothurn

[German zoh-law-toorn]
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noun
  1. a city in NW Switzerland, on the Aar River: capital of canton of Solothurn.
  2. a canton in NW Switzerland.
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French Soleure.
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  • Little Burgundy, with Solothurn as capital, fell to the counts of Buchegg.

  • Here is an old mediæval gateway at Solothurn, in Switzerland.

    In the Days of My Youth

    Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards

  • Fribourg, Solothurn, and Zurich were likewise stripped for the benefit of the military chest.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane

  • And he and his companions, having lost no time, after a few days met those who had charge of the saints at Solothurn.

  • And equally unmistakable is the relation between this Louvre drawing and the Madonna of Solothurn.

    Holbein

    Beatrice Fortescue


British Dictionary definitions for solothurn

Solothurn

noun
  1. a canton of NW Switzerland. Capital: Solothurn. Pop: 246 500 (2002 est). Area: 793 sq km (306 sq miles)
  2. a town in NW Switzerland, capital of Solothurn canton, on the Aare River. Pop: 15 489 (2000)
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French name: Soleure
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