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Meaning of Samarkand

Sam•ar•kand

Pronunciation: (sam"ur-kand' Russ. su-mur-känt'), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in SE Uzbekistan: taken by Alexander the Great 329b.c.;Tamerlane's capital in the 14th century. 476,000.
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