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[prahg] /prɑg/
a city in and the capital of the Czech Republic, in the W central part, on the Vltava: formerly capital of Czechoslovakia.
Czech Praha
[prah-hah] /ˈprɑ hɑ/ (Show IPA)
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  • When he reached beautiful "hundred-towered" praha, the capital, he found the streets and coffee houses jammed with people.

    Our Little Czecho-Slovak Cousin Clara Vostrovsky Winlow
  • Will he say that the population of praha is not Czech because on our maps that capital is commonly called Prague?

  • This beautiful castle stands not far from praha, on a rock of jasper a thousand feet above the River Mze.

    Our Little Czecho-Slovak Cousin Clara Vostrovsky Winlow
British Dictionary definitions for praha


the Czech name for Prague


the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, on the Vltava River: a rich commercial centre during the Middle Ages; site of Charles University (1348) and a technical university (1707); scene of defenestrations (1419 and 1618) that contributed to the outbreak of the Hussite Wars and the Thirty Years' War respectively. Pop: 1 164 000 (2005 est) Czech name Praha
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Word Origin and History for praha


capital of the Czech Republic, Czech Praha, perhaps from an ancient Slavic word related to Czech pražiti, a term for woodland cleared by burning. Popular etymology is from Czech prah "threshold." Related: Praguean; Praguian.

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praha in Culture
Prague [(prahg)]

Capital of The Czech Republic, situated on both banks of the Vltava River; the republic's largest city, as well as its most important industrial city; a leading European industrial and commercial center.

Note: From the fourteenth to the early seventeenth centuries, the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire resided at Prague as well as at Vienna.
Note: In 1968, Prague was the center of Czech resistance to invasion by the Soviet Union.
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