Etymology
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Nashville

capital of Tennessee, U.S., named for Gen. Francis Nash (1742-1777) of North Carolina, U.S. Revolutionary War hero killed at the Battle of Germantown. The surname is attested from 1296 in Sussex Subsidy Rolls, atten Eysse, atte Nasche (with assimilation of -n- from a preposition; see N), meaning "near an ash tree," or "near a place called Ash." In reference to a type of country & western music that originated there, 1963.

updated on October 14, 2021

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Definitions of Nashville from WordNet

Nashville (n.)
capital of the state of Tennessee; located in the north central part of the state on the Cumberland River; known for country music;
Synonyms: capital of Tennessee
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.