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Dublin 1
Type Settlement

Meaning & History

From Irish dubh "black" "dark" referring to a dark tidal pool where the River Poddle entered the Liffey on the site of the Castle Gardens at the rear of Dublin Castle.
Added 10/24/2015 by Fanny
Edited 8/31/2017 by Sofia, Mike C and HL

Dublin 2
not set
Type Settlement
Scripts Դուբլին(Armenian) Дублін(Belarusian, Ukrainian) Дублин(Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian Cyrillic, Russian, Tajik) دوبلین(Persian)
Pronounced Pron. DU-blən(English) DU-blin(English) doob-LEEN(Eastern Armenian) DOOB-leen(Eastern Armenian, Finnish, Polish) toop-LEEN(Western Armenian) TOOP-leen(Western Armenian) DOO-blin(Czech) DAH-blin(Dutch) DUY-blin(Dutch) DAHB-leen(Finnish) DUY-BLEHN(French) DA-blin(German) DOO-bleen(Hungarian, Slovak) DAB-leen(Polish) DU-bleen(European Portuguese) DU-bleen(Brazilian Portuguese) DOO-blyin(Russian) DOO-blyeen(Ukrainian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Irish Duibhlinn itself from Middle Irish Dublind meaning "black pool", derived from dub meaning "black, dark" and lind meaning "pool, lake". The name originally referred to a tidal pool where the River Poddle entered the Liffey in part of what is now Dublin Castle. This is the name of the capital city of Ireland.
Added 5/28/2023 by anonymous

See Also

User submissions Dublín, Dublîn