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Quirinal

[kwir-uh-nl] /ˈkwɪr ə nl/
noun
1.
one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.
2.
the Italian civil authority and government (distinguished from the Vatican).
adjective
3.
noting or pertaining to the Quirinal.
4.
of or pertaining to Quirinus.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Latin Quirīnālis. See Quirinus, -al1
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Examples for Quirinal
  • A barracks is constructed for the praetorian guard on the Quirinal.
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Quirinal

/ˈkwɪrɪnəl/
noun
1.
one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built
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Word Origin and History for Quirinal
Quirinal
royal palace in Rome, 1838, from Mons Quirinalis in Rome (one of the seven hills, site of a former Papal palace), from Quirinus, said to be the divine name of Romulus, but really one of the original trinity of Roman gods, representing Mars. His feast (Quirinalia) was Feb. 17. Used metonymically for "the Italian government," especially as distinguished from the Vatican.
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