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Pavia

[pah-vee-ah]
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noun
  1. a city in N Italy, S of Milan: Charles V captured Francis I here.
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Examples from the Web for pavia

Historical Examples

  • That was in the year in which the battle of Pavia was fought and won by the Emperor.

    The Strolling Saint

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Charlemagne was approaching with his army Pavia, the capital of the Lombards.

  • Filippo Visconti was, as we have said, in the fortress of Pavia.

  • In 825, the University of Pavia was founded as a school of law.

  • When he summoned Pavia to open her gates to him, after her insurrection, how imperious he was!

    The Hour and the Man

    Harriet Martineau


British Dictionary definitions for pavia

Pavia

noun
  1. a town in N Italy, in Lombardy: noted for its Roman and medieval remains, including the tomb of St Augustine. Pop: 71 214 (2001)Latin name: Ticinum
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