Type Country, Settlement & Political Subdivision
Pronounced Pron. LOO-ksehm-boorg(Hungarian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Old High German Lucilinburhuc, derived from luzil "small" and burg "castle". This was the name of a castle built by Count Siegfried in the 10th century. The city of Luxembourg and the surrounding territory became a duchy in the 14th century, and it is now a small landlocked country between Germany, France and Belgium. This is also the name of a province of southern Belgium.

In Hungarian, Croatian and Estonian this is the name of the city only, with other forms used for the country.

Related Names

VariantsLuxemburg(Swedish) Luxemburg, Luxembursko(Slovak) Luxemburg(Finnish) Luxemburg(Hungarian) Luksemburg(Croatian) Luksemburg(Estonian)
Other Languages & CulturesLyuksemburg(Bulgarian) Luxemburg(Catalan) Lucemburk, Lucembursko(Czech) Luxemburg(Dutch) Luxemburg(Finnish) Luxemburgo(Galician) Luksemburgi(Georgian) Luxemburg(German) Louxemvourgo(Greek) Lúxemborg(Icelandic) Luksemburg, Luxemburg(Indonesian) Lussemburgo(Italian) Lyuksemburg(Kazakh) Lyuksemburg(Kyrgyz) Luksemburga(Latvian) Liuksemburgas(Lithuanian) Lëtzebuerg(Luxembourgish) Luksemburg(Macedonian) Lucilinburhuc(Old High German) Luksemburg(Polish) Luxemburgo(Portuguese) Luxemburg(Romanian) Lyuksemburg(Russian) Luksemburg(Serbian) Luxemburg, Luxembursko(Slovak) Luksemburg, Luxemburg(Slovene) Luxemburgo(Spanish) Luxemburg(Swedish) Lüksemburg(Turkish) Lyuksemburh(Ukrainian)
Entry added December 7, 2022