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 (nī′mā′gən, -KHən)
A city of eastern Netherlands on the Waal River near the German border. Founded in Roman times, it flourished under Charlemagne and later became a free imperial city and a member of the Hanseatic League.


(ˈnaɪˌmeɪɡən; Dutch ˈnɛimeːxə)
(Placename) an industrial town in the E Netherlands, in Gelderland province on the Waal River: the oldest town in the country; scene of the signing (1678) of the peace treaty between Louis XIV, the Netherlands, Spain, and the Holy Roman Empire. Pop: 156 000 (2003 est). Latin name: Noviomagus German name: Nimwegen


(ˈnaɪ meɪ gən)

a city in the E Netherlands, on the Waal River: peace treaty 1678. 145,816.
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Noun1.Nijmegen - an industrial city in the eastern Netherlands
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
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That this is essentially a folk pattern is borne out by the fact that legend lies at the root of the tale of Faustus, whose pact with the Devil is a plain Christian folkmotif (M201-M217 in Thompson's Motif Index) and whose story is first cousin to those of Cyprian, Theophilus, Gil de Sentarem or Mariken van Nieumeghen, all of popular stamp.
There are other examples of printed texts meant for reading and yet laid out in a dramatic form: Mariken van Nieumeghen has a similar textual ambivalence.