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 (kou′nəs, -näs)
A city of central Lithuania on the Neman River south of Riga. Founded in the 11th century, it was a medieval trading post and a Lithuanian stronghold against the Teutonic Knights. Russia acquired the city in the third partition of Poland (1795).
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(Placename) a city in central Lithuania at the confluence of the Neman and Viliya Rivers: ceded by Poland to Russia in 1795; became the provisional capital of Lithuania (1920–40); incorporated into the Soviet Union 1944–91; university (1922). Pop: 364 000 (2005 est). Russian name: Kovno
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(ˈkaʊ nɑs)

a city in S central Lithuania. 423,000. Russian, Kovno.
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Noun1.Kaunas - a city in central Lithuania
Lietuva, Lithuania, Republic of Lithuania - a republic in northeastern Europe on the Baltic Sea
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