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Tran·syl·va·nia

 (trăn′sĭl-vān′yə, -vā′nē-ə)
A historical region of western Romania bounded by the Carpathian Mountains. Part of the Roman province of Dacia after ad 107, it was later overrun by Germanic peoples and came under Hungarian rule in 1003. Transylvania passed to various powers over the following centuries and finally became part of modern-day Romania in the early 20th century.

Tran′syl·va′ni·an adj. & n.

Transylvania

(ˌtrænsɪlˈveɪnɪə)
n
(Placename) a region of central and NW Romania: belonged to Hungary from the 11th century until 1918; restored to Romania in 1947

Tran•syl•va•nia

(ˌtræn sɪlˈveɪn yə, -ˈveɪ ni ə)

n.
a region in central Romania: formerly part of Hungary. 24,027 sq. mi. (62,230 sq. km).
Tran`syl•va′nian, adj., n.
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Noun1.Transylvania - a historical plateau region in northwestern Romania that is separated from the rest of the country by the Transylvanian Alps; originally part of Hungary; incorporated into Romania at the end of World War I
Translations
Трансилвания
Transsilvània
Sedmihradsko
Transsylvanien
Transilvanio
Transilvaania
Transilvania
טרנסילבניה
Transilvanija
Erdély
Transylvanía
Transilvania
トランシルヴァニア
트란실바니아
Transsilvania
Transilvanija
Transilvania
Siedmiogród
Transilvânia
Transilvania
Sedmohradsko
Transilvanija
TransilvanijaТрансилванија
Transsylvanien
Erdel Beyliği
Семигород

Transylvania

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Anhand der zeitgenossischen lokalen Berichterstattung, insbesondere aus dem Nordischen Mercurius, rekonstruiert das Kapitel zunachst die politische Laufbahn Thokolys, der als Furst von Siebenburgen fur die Unabhangigkeit Ungams und fur die Religionsfreiheit kampfte, dafur Unterstutzung der turkischen Armee erhielt und auf deren Seite bei der Belagerung Wiens 1683 teilnahm.
In the 21st century, this Transylvania, (Erdely in Hungarian, Siebenburgen in German) still bears the marks of a troubled past considerably different from anything experienced by other regions of Europe.
In more rational-minded England, however, the theory arises that Hamelin's youth are recruited for the purpose of colonizing Siebenburgen, an area in central Romania (Spanuth 43-44).
Van Buyten, 'Bijdragen van stad en platteland in de driehoek Mechelen-Brussel-Leuven tot het scheepsverkeer op de Leuvense Vaart (1764-1794)', Van Brussel tot Siebenburgen.
FABINI Herman, FABINI Alida, Kirchenburgen in Siebenburgen, (1991), Berlin-Leipzig, p.
Otto Mittelstrass (Gundelsheim: Arbeitskreis fur Siebenburgische Landeskunde Heidelberg, 1993), 44; Die Siebenburger Sachsen Lexikon: Geschichte, Kultur, Zivilisation, Wissenschaften, Wirtschaft, Lebensraum Siebenburgen (Transsilvanien), ed.
In order to defend themselves, the colonists built a string of seven strongholds, known as the Siebenburgen, imposing fortresses with thick ramparts and high towers.
I wanted to include European stories about females and at the same time deal with the meeting of different cultures, using the example of Siebenburgen.
Ten-year-old Johann Bonfert describes the heartaches and rewards of immigrating from Siebenburgen (a part of Austria-Hungary) to the United States at the turn of the 20th century.
This order will allow fulfillment of long-term fleet growth plans at ASA and Comair," said David Siebenburgen, president and chief executive officer of Delta Connection, Inc.