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Padua

[paj-oo-uh] /ˈpædʒ u ə/
noun
1.
a city in NE Italy.
Italian Padova.
Related forms
Paduan, adjective
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Padua

/ˈpædʒʊə; ˈpædjʊə/
noun
1.
a city in NE Italy, in Veneto: important in Roman and Renaissance times; university (1222); botanical garden (1545). Pop: 204 870 (2001) Latin name Patavium (pəˈteɪvɪəm) Italian name Padova
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Word Origin and History for Padua

Italian city, Italian Padova, from Latin Patavium, probably from Gaulish *padi "pine," in reference to the pine forests thereabouts. Related: Paduan.

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