Adrianople Adrianople n. 1. a city in Northwest Turkey; a Thracian town that was rebuilt and renamed by the Roman emperor Hadrian.

Syn: Edirne, Adrianopolis [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Adrianople — • According to legend, Orestes, son of Agamemnon, built this city at the confluence of the Tonsus (Toundja) and the Ardiscus (Arda) with the Hebrus (Maritza) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Adrianople     Adrianople …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Adrianople — [ā΄drē ə nō′pəl] former name for EDIRNE …   English World dictionary

  • Adrianople —    The most important Byzantine city in Thrace (q.v.). Its position astride the main military road from Belgrade to Constantinople (qq.v.) meant that it was often besieged by invaders from the north, including Avars, Bulgars, Serbs, and Pechenegs …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Adrianople — Edirne Edirne Andrinople Administration Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Adrianople — geographical name see Edirne …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Adrianople — /ay dree euh noh peuhl/, n. Edirne. * * * …   Universalium

  • Adrianople — former name of Eridne …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • adrianople — adri·a·no·ple …   English syllables

  • Adrianople — A•dri•an•o•ple [[t]ˌeɪ dri əˈnoʊ pəl[/t]] n. geg Edirne …   From formal English to slang

  • Adrianople — /eɪdriəˈnoʊpəl/ (say aydreeuh nohpuhl) noun former name of Edirne. {named after the Roman emperor Hadrian} …   Australian English dictionary

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