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Namur

(nämür`), Du. Namen, province (1991 pop. 423,317), S Belgium, bordering on France in the south. The chief cities are NamurNamur,
Du. Namen, commune (1991 pop. 103,443), capital of Namur prov., S central Belgium, at the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers. It is a commercial and industrial center as well as a rail junction. Manufactures include machinery, leather goods, and porcelain.
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 (the capital) and Dinant. The province is generally hilly; it is drained by the Meuse, Sambre, and Lesse rivers and is traversed in the south by the Ardennes. It is largely agricultural. There are also extensive marble, limestone, and granite quarries; iron mines; and glass and cutlery factories. The province, which is mainly French-speaking (see WalloonsWalloons
, group of people living in S Belgium who traditionally spoke a dialect of French called Walloon, but who today for the most part speak standard French. The Walloons, numbering some 3.
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), includes the former county of Namur, part of the former prince-bishopric of LiègeLiège,
Du. Luik, Ger. Lüttich, city (1991 pop. 194,596), capital of Liège prov., E Belgium, at the confluence of the Meuse and Ourthe rivers, near the Dutch and German borders.
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, and part of HainautHainaut
, Du. Henegouwen, province (1991 pop. 1,278,791), 1,437 sq mi (3,722 sq km), S Belgium, bordering on France in the south. The chief cities of the predominately French-speaking province are Mons, the capital; Charleroi; and Tournai.
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. A resort industry is developing along the southern stretches of the Meuse.

Namur,

Du. Namen, commune (1991 pop. 103,443), capital of Namur prov., S central Belgium, at the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers. It is a commercial and industrial center as well as a rail junction. Manufactures include machinery, leather goods, and porcelain. It is also an episcopal center and a tourist attraction. Namur was a Merovingian fortress (first mentioned in the 7th cent.) and later (10th cent.) became the seat of a county. The county fell to the counts of FlandersFlanders
, former county in the Low Countries, extending along the North Sea and W of the Scheldt (Escaut) River. It is divided among East Flanders and West Flanders provs., Belgium; Nord and Pas-de-Calais depts., France; and (to a small extent) Zeeland prov., the Netherlands.
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 in 1262 and in 1421 was bought by Philip the Good of Burgundy. It later shared the history of the Austrian and Spanish Netherlands. Because of its strategic location, Namur was frequently besieged. In the War of the Grand Alliance it fell (1692) to the French, but was retaken by the Dutch in 1695. The first Barrier Treaty (1709) gave the Netherlands the right to garrison Namur, a right confirmed by two further treaties (1713, 1715) that supplemented the Peace of Utrecht. Refortified in 1887, it served as a Belgian defense on the Meuse at the outset of World War I. Noteworthy are the Church of St. Loup (17th cent.) and St. Aubain Cathedral (18th cent.).

Namur

 

a province in Belgium in the basin of the middle course of the Meuse River. Area, 3,700 sq km. Population, 384,700 (1970). Its capital is Namur. Dairy cattle are raised; industries include metal working, glass, and lumber.


Namur

 

(Flemish, Namen), a city in Belgium at the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers. Capital of Namur Province. Population, 32,500(1971). Major transportation junction. Local industries include metalworking, leather, building materials, and ceramic products.

Namur

1. a province of S Belgium. Capital: Namur. Pop.: 452 856 (2004 est.). Area: 3660 sq. km (1413 sq. miles)
2. a town in S Belgium, capital of Namur province: strategically situated on a promontory between the Sambre and Meuse Rivers, besieged and captured many times. Pop.: 106 213 (2004 est.)
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Diese Lehrer glaubten, dass Gott einen Stellvertreter hat, der Seinen Namen (Jao, Kurzform fur JHWH) in sich tragt und deshalb Jaoel hei[ss]t.
Im Kapitel uber Fische hat er neben der Beschreibung von diesen auch nach geeigneten estnischsprachigen Namen fur die Fischarten gesucht.
Groomsmen were Robert Deniger Cobb, Joseph Stuart Knighton, William Trent Miller, Christopher Joseph Trawick, Zachary Poe Warrington, Adam Christopher Winters, and Adam Augusta Van Namen, brother of the groom.
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Problematisch ist bisweilen die Behandlung von Namen, die gleichlautend fur unterschiedliche Orte gelten.
Kinneret, das erschien mir nichtsagend, als ware es nicht derselbe See, der bei us Genezareth heisst, ein anderer, etwas anderes, alles mogliche, nur nicht der See aus Kindheitstagen, der heilig war und unendlich weit weg, der See Genezareth in einem Land so fern, dass man nicht wusste, ob es tatsachlich existiert, und nicht einmal davon traumte, eines Tages dorthin zu reisen, und einen Namen hatte das Land auch nicht, und der See war ohne Wasser, in das man hineinsteigen konnte, auch konnte man an seinem Ufer nicht einfach so sitzen.
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Seinen Namen findet man als einen der beiden Autoren des ersten marischen Synonymworterbuchs (1975) und in mehreren Auflagen des Orthographieworterbuchs.
Personen, die nur noch aus "traditionellen" Grunden dort stehen, sollten kontaktiert und in Kenntnis gesetzt werden, dat ihre Namen dort nicht langer genannt werden.
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Groomsmen were Levin Ford Bracken, Stephen Robert Jackson, Michael Sherman Henry, James Russell Moody, Daniel Patrick Newman, John Ashley Peacock, William Hunter Nowell, Gregory Rush Smith, and Stephen Charles Van Namen.