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  1. an ancient country and Roman province in central Europe, S and W of the Danube, the territory of which is now occupied by Hungary, E Austria, N Croatia, NW Serbia, Slovenia, W Slovakia, and N Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Related formsPan·no·ni·an, adjective, nounPan·non·ic [puh-non-ik] /pəˈnɒn ɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • It came up, he says, from Hungary and Pannonia and extended to Britain.

    A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)

    Charles Creighton

  • If we had no other friends in Pannonia we had at least four upon whom we knew we might depend.

  • A message must be sent to Bertram telling him to return to Pannonia at once.

  • Is it possible that you are not aware that you are the King of Pannonia?

  • During that time the news we received from Pannonia was far from being satisfactory.

British Dictionary definitions for pannonia


  1. a region of the ancient world south and west of the Danube: made a Roman province in 6 ad
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Word Origin and History for pannonia


ancient name of the region roughly corresponding to modern Hungary.

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