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[dey-shee-uh, -shuh] /ˈdeɪ ʃi ə, -ʃə/
an ancient kingdom and later a Roman province in S Europe between the Carpathian Mountains and the Danube, corresponding generally to modern Romania and adjacent regions. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Dacia
Historical Examples
  • There are fresh crowds of Barbarians from Dacia and Scythia.

  • Drak was the first word I heard on entering Dacia, and the last when I left it.

    The Romany Rye George Borrow
  • Decebalus himself may as easily have belonged to the Agathyrsan part of Dacia as to any other.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • It is built on the site of the famous Sarmisegethusa, the capital of ancient Dacia.

    Round About the Carpathians Andrew F. Crosse
  • Of these two conquests one alone was permanent, that of Dacia.

  • The establishment of the Roumans in Dacia is of comparatively recent date, beginning only in the thirteenth century.

    Prose Masterpieces from Modern Essayists James Anthony Froude, Edward A. Freeman, William Ewart Gladstone, John Henry Newman and Leslie Stephen
  • It was written by Peter of Dacia, a Dominican, and her confessor.

    The Cathedral Joris-Karl Huysmans
  • A more vigorous empire might have thrust forward and reconquered Dacia, but the Roman Empire lacked any such vigour.

  • He retained, though with some unwillingness, that of Dacia, because otherwise the Roman colonies would have become exposed.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
  • She always won easily in light weather, and it required half a gale for 'Dacia' to get in front of her.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
British Dictionary definitions for Dacia


an ancient region bounded by the Carpathians, the Tisza, and the Danube, roughly corresponding to modern Romania. United under kings from about 60 bc, it later contained the Roman province of the same name (about 105 to 270 ad)
Derived Forms
Dacian, adjective, noun
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