or E·re·van, E·ri·van
[ yer-uh-vahn; Russian yi-ryi-vahn ]
/ ˌyɛr əˈvɑn; Russian yɪ ryɪˈvɑn /
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a city in and the capital of Armenia, in the W part.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Words nearby Yerevan
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Example sentences from the Web for Yerevan
Svo’s body was flown to Yerevan, where he was buried on June 27, 1993.
Thanks to financial difficulties and the war with Azerbaijan, Yerevan was experiencing serious power outages, with only two hours of electricity per day.
British Dictionary definitions for Yerevan
/ (Russian jɪrɪˈvan) /
the capital of Armenia: founded in the 8th century bc; an industrial city and a main focus of trade routes since ancient times; university. Pop: 1 066 000 (2005 est)Also called: Erevan, Erivan
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