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Åbo

[aw-boo] /ˈɔ bu/
noun
1.
Swedish name of Turku.
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  • It was at Åbo we were introduced to one of the greatest delicacies of Finland.

    Through Finland in Carts Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
  • The town of Åbo has a population of about twenty-five thousand, who are mostly of Swedish descent.

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  • In front of us looms up the famous old castle of Åbo, awkward and irregular in its shape, and snow-white in texture.

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  • Thus too Åbo, the ancient capital of Finland, was called Turku, which in the Swedish language means a market-place.

  • One of the best specimens of such an entertainment we chanced to see was at the old-world city of Åbo.

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  • It ran—Annuka, the maid of Åbo, sat at the end of the bridge waiting for a man after her own mind, a man with tender words.

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  • We stopped at Åbo, the ancient capital of Finland, justly proud of its stone cathedral.

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  • It was really amazing, in the market-place at Åbo, to see the large baskets filled with these little crayfish.

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British Dictionary definitions for Åbo

Åbo

/ˈoːbuː/
noun
1.
the Swedish name for Turku
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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