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 (tĭf′lĭs, tyə-flēs′)
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(Placename) transliteration of the Russian name for Tbilisi
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(tə bəˈli si, -ˈbɪl ə-)

the capital of the Georgian Republic, in the SE part, on the Kura. 1,194,000. Formerly, Tiflis.
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Noun1.Tiflis - the capital and largest city of Georgia on the Kura riverTiflis - the capital and largest city of Georgia on the Kura river
Sakartvelo, Georgia - a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
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References in periodicals archive ?
The first Russians to call themselves Baptists lived in Transcaucasia, in what is today the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi (then Tiflis).
Stalin (Joseph Jugashvili) himself was born near Tiflis (Tbilisi) to an Ossetian father and a Georgian mother.
SUNDAY, 18 JULY: Dundalk v Dundee Utd (3.00); Dynamo Tiflis (Germany) v Kilmarnock (4.00); East Fife v Sheff Utd (3.00); Huskvarna FF (Sweden) V Motherwell (tbc); Keith v Inverness CT (3.00).
His parents' faith in the Party begins to be tested to breaking-point as Shalva leads the attack on supposed enemies of the people, even as his own brothers are being picked off by Beria back in Tiflis.
4, 1884, Tiflis [now Tbilisi], Georgia, Russian Empire--d.
At times it dispatches a mighty army from [St.] Petersburg to Tabriz, At times it advances a fierce army from Khurasan to Tiflis [Teblisi].