lake como

Como

[koh-moh; Italian kaw-maw]
noun
1.
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)
 
n
Latin name: Comum a city in N Italy, in Lombardy at the SW end of Lake Como: tourist centre. Pop: 78 680 (2001)

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Como
lake in Italy, named for the town along its shore, which is Roman Comum, from Celtic cumba "valley" (cf. coomb).
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