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Prague

[prahg] /prɑg/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of the Czech Republic, in the W central part, on the Vltava: formerly capital of Czechoslovakia.
Czech Praha
[prah-hah] /ˈprɑ hɑ/ (Show IPA)
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British Dictionary definitions for praha

Praha

/ˈpraha/
noun
1.
the Czech name for Prague

Prague

/prɑːɡ/
noun
1.
the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, on the Vltava River: a rich commercial centre during the Middle Ages; site of Charles University (1348) and a technical university (1707); scene of defenestrations (1419 and 1618) that contributed to the outbreak of the Hussite Wars and the Thirty Years' War respectively. Pop: 1 164 000 (2005 est) Czech name Praha
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Word Origin and History for praha

Prague

capital of the Czech Republic, Czech Praha, perhaps from an ancient Slavic word related to Czech pražiti, a term for woodland cleared by burning. Popular etymology is from Czech prah "threshold." Related: Praguean; Praguian.

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praha in Culture
Prague [(prahg)]

Capital of The Czech Republic, situated on both banks of the Vltava River; the republic's largest city, as well as its most important industrial city; a leading European industrial and commercial center.

Note: From the fourteenth to the early seventeenth centuries, the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire resided at Prague as well as at Vienna.
Note: In 1968, Prague was the center of Czech resistance to invasion by the Soviet Union.
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