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Rijeka

or Ri·e·ka

[ree-ek-uh; Serbo-Croatian. ree-ye-kah]
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noun
  1. a seaport in W Croatia, on the Adriatic.
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Italian Fiume.
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Examples from the Web for rijeka

Historical Examples

  • Off we tore again, and at last reached that point where the descent begins in serpentines to Rijeka.

    The Land of the Black Mountain

    Reginald Wyon

  • A road which is being built between Virpazar and Rijeka will supply a long-felt want.

  • The voyage up to Rijeka is delightful, as the boat threads her way through a narrow channel between lofty green hills.

  • He built a castle above Rijeka as a defence to his new frontier, and swore to hold the Black Mountain against all comers.

  • Ivan is not dead, but sleeps on the hill above Rijeka, and he will one day awake and lead his people to victory.


British Dictionary definitions for rijeka

Rijeka

noun
  1. a port in Croatia: an ancient town, changing hands many times before passing to Yugoslavia in 1947 until Croatia became independent in 1991. Pop: 135 000 (2005 est)Italian name: Fiume
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