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[kap-yoo-uh; Italian kah-pwah] /ˈkæp yu ə; Italian ˈkɑ pwɑ/
a town in NW Campania, in S Italy, N of Naples. Unabridged
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  • It was with difficulty that Garibaldi, placing himself again at the head of his forces, drove the enemy back to Capua.

  • There is even some ground for believing that in New York he had found his Capua.

    The Campaign of Trenton 1776-77 Samuel Adams Drake
  • Forty thousand men were being concentrated at Capua and Cajazzo.

    Out with Garibaldi G. A. Henty
  • All Italy was now subject to his power; Capua was his capital, and Rome had fallen.

    Hannibal Jacob Abbott
  • Capua fell in 211, and the seat of war, to the great relief of Rome, was removed to Lucania and Bruttium.

  • Hannibal was not himself in Capua at the time that the Romans came to attack it.

    Hannibal Jacob Abbott
  • Capua itself, on the left bank of the river, afforded them a means of moving forward to the attack of the Garibaldians.

    Out with Garibaldi G. A. Henty
  • The army is moving out of Naples to take up a position at Capua.

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
  • Yet we find that the revolt of Capua to Hannibal was largely the work of noble leaders.

    Studies of Travel: Italy Edward A. Freeman
  • Carthaginians and other barbarians are not citizens of Capua—no refinement—no civilization.

    The Lion's Brood Duffield Osborne
British Dictionary definitions for Capua


/ˈkæpjʊə; Italian ˈkapua/
a town in S Italy, in NW Campania: strategically important in ancient times, situated on the Appian Way. Pop: 19 041 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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