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[tif-lis; Russian tyi-flyees]
  1. former name of Tbilisi.
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Historical Examples of tiflis

  • I have some white rum with me—from Tiflis; and the weather is cold now.

    A Hero of Our Time

    M. Y. Lermontov

  • Tiflis has been much developed under the Russian Government.

  • It is distant thirty-five miles from Kars and eighty-four miles from Tiflis.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I

    Demetrius Charles Boulger

  • For I shall be too busy, in Tiflis, and I cannot expect an assistant at this time.'

  • We spent a morning among Persian and Circassian shopmen in Tiflis.

British Dictionary definitions for tiflis


  1. transliteration of the Russian name for Tbilisi
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