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Lima

[lee-muh or, Spanish, lee-mah for 1; lahy-muh for 2] /ˈli mə or, Spanish, ˈli mɑ for 1; ˈlaɪ mə for 2/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Peru, near the Pacific coast.
2.
a city in NW Ohio.

Lima

[lee-muh] /ˈli mə/
noun
1.
a word used in communications to represent the letter L.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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British Dictionary definitions for limas

Lima

/ˈliːmə/
noun
1.
the capital of Peru, near the Pacific coast on the Rímac River: the centre of Spanish colonization in South America; university founded in 1551 (the oldest in South America); an industrial centre with a port at nearby Callao. Pop: 8 180 000 (2005 est)
2.
(communications) a code word for the letter L
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Word Origin and History for limas

Lima

Peruvian capital, founded 1535 by Pizarro, from Spanish corruption of Quechua (Inca) Rimak, name of a god and his temple, from rima "to speak" (perhaps a reference to priests who spoke from concealed places in statues of the gods).

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limas in Culture
Lima [(lee-muh)]

Capital of Peru and largest city in the country, located in western Peru; the country's economic center.

Note: Lima was the capital of the empire of Spain in the New World until the nineteenth century.
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