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Christiania

[kris-chee-an-ee-uh, -ah-nee-uh, kris-tee-] /ˌkrɪs tʃiˈæn i ə, -ˈɑ ni ə, ˌkrɪs ti-/
noun
1.
former name of Oslo.
2.
Skiing. Christie.
Origin of Christiania
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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  • Where is the best place in Christiania to go and have a good time in the evening?

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • Two of these precious relics are preserved in the museum of Christiania.

  • Christiania is gay at this time of year, for it is the “season.”

    Peeps at Many Lands: Norway A.F. Mockler-Ferryman
  • We are going to put in at Christiansand, and then go to Christiania.

    Up The Baltic Oliver Optic
  • One of the principal of these is Christiania Fjord, which you will ascend in a few days.

    Up The Baltic Oliver Optic
  • This ship is going to Christiania, and we will speak to the gentleman on the subject when she arrives.

    Up The Baltic Oliver Optic
  • This matter is of vastly more consequence than going to Christiania.

    Up The Baltic Oliver Optic
  • After rounding a point of rocks, the fleet came into full view of Christiania.

    Up The Baltic Oliver Optic
  • “The squadron sails for Christiania to-morrow afternoon,” added Sanford.

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  • “We shall be in Christiania as soon as any mail, if there is no steamer for a week,” said Sanford.

    Up The Baltic Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for Christiania

Christiania

/ˌkrɪstɪˈɑːnɪə/
noun
1.
a former name (1624–1877) of Oslo
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