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Como

[koh-moh; Italian kaw-maw] /ˈkoʊ moʊ; Italian ˈkɔ mɔ/
noun
1.
Lake, a lake in N Italy, in Lombardy. 35 miles (56 km) long; 56 sq. mi. (145 sq. km).
2.
a city at the SW end of this lake.
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Como

/ˈkəʊməʊ; Italian ˈkɔːmo/
noun
1.
a city in N Italy, in Lombardy at the SW end of Lake Como: tourist centre. Pop: 78 680 (2001) Latin name Comum (ˈkəʊmʊm)
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Word Origin and History for como lake

Como

lake in Italy, named for the town along its shore, which is Roman Comum, from Celtic cumba "valley" (cf. coomb). Its ancient name was Lacus Larius; Lacus Comacinus begins to appear 4c. It is associated with Virgil and the two Plinys.

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