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Minsk

 (mĭnsk)
The capital and largest city of Belarus, in the central part of the country. It was first mentioned in 1067 as a settlement in Kievan Russia. Because of its strategic location, Minsk was ruled or occupied from the 1200s by various powers until Belarus gained independence in 1991.

Minsk

(mɪnsk)
n
(Placename) the capital of Belarus: an industrial city and educational and cultural centre, with a university (1921). Pop: 1 709 000 (2005 est)

Minsk

(mɪnsk)

n.
the capital of Belarus, in the central part, on a tributary of the Berezina. 1,589,000.
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Noun1.Minsk - the capital of Belarus and of the Commonwealth of Independent StatesMinsk - the capital of Belarus and of the Commonwealth of Independent States
Belarus, Belorussia, Byelarus, Byelorussia, Republic of Belarus, White Russia - a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet
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The rains that fell in the Asir area exposed faults in projects being implemented, with roads and underpasses at Mensk, Khamis Mushayt and other areas flooded with no means to discharge the rainwater.
The widow assumed control of all business dealings, and she "maid that wif carll to werk all womenis werkis / And laid all manly materis and mensk in this eird" (351-52) ["I put that ninny to work only at women's tasks and made him give up all masculine business and all earthly signs of manhood" (289)].