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[suh-goon-toh; Spanish sah-goon-taw] /səˈgun toʊ; Spanish sɑˈgun tɔ/
a city in E Spain, N of Valencia: besieged by Hannibal 219–218 b.c.
Ancient Saguntum
[suh-guhn-tuh m] /səˈgʌn təm/ (Show IPA)
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  • When he first became acquainted with his wife, he was a millhand in the neighbourhood of Sagunto.

    The Cabin Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • The dry fields off there near Sagunto reminded him of an inferno of drought, from which he fortunately had liberated himself.

    The Cabin Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • And there was the castle of Sagunto, its wavy ramparts curling up and down along the summit of the ridge of caramel brown.

    Mayflower (Flor de mayo) Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • When this ship crashed and filled and went down, the Sagunto was lying, after a terrible buffeting, within a safe harbor.

  • This town is no longer in existence, but a small rancheria called Tilyrpan was founded in 1906 nearer to Sagunto.

    The Manbos of Mindano John M. Garvan
British Dictionary definitions for Sagunto


/Spanish saˈɣunto/
an industrial town in E Spain, near Valencia: allied to Rome and made a heroic resistance to the Carthaginian attack led by Hannibal (219–218 bc). Pop: 58 287 (2003 est) Ancient name Saguntum (səˈɡuːntəm)
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