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Batavia

[buh-tey-vee-uh] /bəˈteɪ vi ə/
noun
1.
a city in NW New York.
2.
a town in NE Illinois.
3.
former name of Jakarta.
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  • We got our cargo off in boats, and sailed for Batavia, to clear; all within a few weeks.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • We now hove clear of the bank, restowed the cargo, and made sail for Batavia.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • Batavia was not a place for an American constitution, and I was glad to be off.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • We sailed immediately, but not soon enough to escape the Batavia fever.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • This ship had just arrived from Batavia, and was bound to New York.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • The ship had arrived at Batavia, and the captain and mate came to see what was to be done with me.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • This is the happiest period of my life, and has been so since I left the hospital at Batavia.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • The great Rajah in Batavia is strong, but he may be deceived.

  • She had been stopped at Java on suspicion, and they were going to send her to Batavia.

    Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora Edward Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for Batavia

batavia

/bəˈteɪvɪə/
noun
1.
a variety of lettuce with smooth pale green leaves Also called Batavian endive, Batavian lettuce

Batavia

/bəˈteɪvɪə/
noun
1.
an ancient district of the Netherlands, on an island at the mouth of the Rhine
2.
an archaic or literary name for Holland1
3.
a former name for Jakarta
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Word Origin and History for Batavia

former name of Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, when it was the Dutch East Indies, a colony of the Netherlands; from Batavia, an ancient name for a region of Holland, from Latin Batavi, a people who dwelt between the Rhine and the Waal on the island of Betawe.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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