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Word Origin and History for braganza

Braganza

city in Portugal (Portuguese Bragança), from Celtic briga "height"

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for braganza

Historical Examples

  • The daughter of a Braganza does not unite herself with a pauper.

    Tales of the Malayan Coast

    Rounsevelle Wildman

  • He therefore put what face he could on the matter, and wedded Catharine of Braganza.

    The Town

    Leigh Hunt

  • I then gave her a note for Braganza requesting him to let the boy go.

  • At last reports the boy was still with Braganza and may be there yet.

  • Such was the finding of the Braganza about ninety years ago.