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Wartburg

[vahrt-boork]
noun
  1. a castle in E Germany, in Thuringia, near Eisenach: Luther translated the New Testament here 1521–22.
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Examples from the Web for wartburg

Historical Examples

  • The first describes the arrival of Elizabeth at the Wartburg, and the welcome she receives.

    The Standard Oratorios

    George P. Upton

  • Luther translated the Bible while confined in the Castle of Wartburg.

    How to Succeed

    Orison Swett Marden

  • A wet morning at the Wartburg and an afternoon at Erfurth brought me to Jena.

  • The old Wartburg was unchanged—the monk and nun hewn on its stones.

    Rudy and Babette

    Hans Christian Andersen

  • She it was who lured the knightly Tannhuser, the minstrel of the Wartburg, to her mountain.

    Rudy and Babette

    Hans Christian Andersen


British Dictionary definitions for wartburg

Wartburg

noun
  1. a medieval castle in central Germany, in Thuringia southwest of Eisenach: residence of Luther (1521–22) when he began his German translation of the New Testament
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