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[juh-nik-yuh-luh m] /dʒəˈnɪk yə ləm/
a ridge near the Tiber in Rome, Italy.
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Janiculan, adjective Unabridged
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  • The first is the Janiculum, with the Trastevere at its base.

  • They drove to the Doria Pamphilj gardens and afterwards to the Janiculum.


    Anna Miller Costantini
  • A highway, leading from the Janiculum to the sea, still bore their name.

    Herodias Gustave Flaubert
  • Janiculum, one of the hills of Rome, on the right bank of the Tiber.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • The villa stood on the slope of the Janiculum, close to the Corsini gardens.

    Whosoever Shall Offend

    F. Marion Crawford
  • We were by this time on the height of the Janiculum near the statue of Garibaldi.

    Humanly Speaking Samuel McChord Crothers
  • We were chased by Pompeius's foot soldiers as far as Janiculum.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • The Romans now awaited him at home, and the two armies met on the hill called Janiculum, beyond the river from the city.

  • Verbenna down to Ostia hath wasted all the plain; Astur hath storm'd Janiculum, and the stout guards are slain.

  • In 468, the people again withdrew to the Janiculum, demanding the remission of debts, and crying out against usury.

    History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2 Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
British Dictionary definitions for Janiculum


a hill in Rome across the River Tiber from the Seven Hills
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