Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Thuringia or its people or culture.
  • n. A member of an ancient tribe inhabiting central Germany until the sixth century A.D.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Thuringia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Thuringia or its people
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Thuringia.
  • n. A member of an ancient Germanic tribe inhabiting central Germany

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Thuringia, a country in Germany, or its people.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The dialect of German spoken in Thuringia.
  • n. 3. In geology, the upper third of the Permian system, which is typically developed in Thuringia, Germany. Same as Zechstein.
  • Pertaining to Thuringia, a region in central Germany.
  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Thuringia.

Etymologies

From Thuringia +‎ -an. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The plan, as Knigge outlined, was to take the lampshade to the offices of the Landeskriminalamt Thüringen, which he described as the Thuringian office of “the German FBI.”

    The Lampshade

  • The German Fan Fest beer garden, not to be confused with the German Saxony House, is operated by the Thuringian sports association and the German Olympic sports association.

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  • It might not look it at first glance—the landscape flat as a board, and the magnolia trees growing wild in unkempt backyards—but Clarksdale has a lot in common with the Thuringian hills of Weimar, home to both the most brilliant flowering of German humanism and abject Nazi barbarism.

    The Lampshade

  • Again, Kultur, the very mention of which was said to make Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering remove the safety on his Browning pistol, appears to have been at work in the Thuringian hills.

    The Lampshade

  • To the Führer, the Thuringian hills, and the great works produced there, were “the embodiment of the German spirit.”

    The Lampshade

  • Meanwhile, the king had received news that the Sorbs, Slavs who inhabit the lands lying between the Elbe and the Saale, had invaded the territories of their Thuringian and Saxon neighbours to plunder them and had ravaged some places, robbing and burning.

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  • The garment is surely an underdress; unfortunately, the only extant garment in this style, recovered in a Thuringian castle, got lost between its discovery in the 19th century and today.

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  • Edward of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha, former King of Great Britain and current King of Hanover, spoke flawless German with a pure Thuringian accent his royal great-grandparents would have been proud of.

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  • Thuringian kingdom, where he played such a prominent role that the

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  • * Radegund, Thuringian princess who founded a monastery at Poitiers died 587;

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