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 (ĕ-dîr′nĕ) Formerly A·dri·a·no·ple (ā′drē-ə-nō′pəl)
A city of northwest Turkey northwest of Istanbul. It was founded c. ad 125 by the Roman emperor Hadrian on the site of an earlier Thracian town and was conquered at various times by Visigoths, Bulgarians, Crusaders, Turks, and Russians. Held by Greece after 1920, it was restored to Turkey in 1923.


(Placename) a city in NW Turkey: a Thracian town, rebuilt and renamed by the Roman emperor Hadrian. Pop: 126 000 (2005 est). Former name: Adrianople


(ɛˈdir nɛ)

a city in NW Turkey, in the European part. 115,500. Also called Adrianople.
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Noun1.Edirne - a city in northwestern TurkeyEdirne - a city in northwestern Turkey; a Thracian town that was rebuilt and renamed by the Roman Emperor Hadrian
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
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On the table there were plenty of saucers with all sorts of delicacies: lobster marinade, fresh sturgeon caviar, skinned eels, sardines soaked in Metilene oil, seasoned with pepper and Messina lemon juice, Tessalia sweet olives piled up pyramid-like, hard grey mullet caviar, Santorini figs, Adrianopole halvah; none of the East European gastronomic specialties were missing at that table, more resplendent than the boyar's table itself.
Adrianopole AD 378; the Goths crush Rome's legions.