Type Political Subdivision & Settlement
Usage Spanish, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Asturian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
Scripts مدريد(Arabic) Մադրիդ(Armenian) Мадрид(Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mongolian Cyrillic, Russian, Serbian, Tajik, Uzbek Cyrillic) מדריד(Hebrew) مادرىيد(Kazakh Arabic) مادرید(Persian)
Pronounced Pron. ma-DHREEDH(Spanish) mahd-REED(Armenian) MAD-rit(Czech) mə-DRID(English) mə-JRID(English) MA-DREED(French) ma-DRIT(German) MAWD-reed(Hungarian) ma-DREED(Italian, Romanian) mu-DRYEET(Russian) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
From the older name Magerit, which is of uncertain meaning and origin. It may be derived from Arabic اَلْمَجْرِيط (al-majrīṭ) meaning "source of water", from Latin matrix meaning "mother, source, origin (of rivers)", or from Celtic mageto ritu meaning "great bridge". This is the name of the capital city of Spain as well as an autonomous community.