Praha

Prague

[prahg]
noun
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] .
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Prague (prɑːɡ)
 
n
Czech name: Praha 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)

Praha (ˈpraha)
 
n
the Czech name for Prague

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Czechoslovakia
Central European nation from 1919-1992, from Czecho-, Latinized comb. form of Czech + Slovakia (see Slovak).
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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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