[ bawr-juh, -zhuh; Italian bawr-jah ]
/ ˈbɔr dʒə, -ʒə; Italian ˈbɔr dʒɑ /
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Ce·sa·re [che-zah-re], /ˈtʃɛ zɑ rɛ/, 1476?–1507, Italian cardinal, military leader, and politician.
Lu·cre·zia [loo-kree-shuh, -zhuh; Italian loo-kre-tsyah], /luˈkri ʃə, -ʒə; Italian luˈkrɛ tsyɑ/, Duchess of Ferrara, 1480–1519, sister and political pawn of Cesare Borgia: patron of the arts.
their father, Ro·dri·go [raw-dree-gaw]. /rɔˈdri gɔ/. Alexander VI.
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Words nearby Borgia
Borges, Borgesian, Borges, Jorge Luis, Borghese, Borghild, Borgia, Borgia, Cesare, Borgia, Lucrezia, Borglum, boric, boric acid
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How to use Borgia in a sentence
That was not the device of a woman who loved—it savored rather of the cool state-craft of a Lucrezia Borgia.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
I regard Lucrezia Borgia as a homicidal maniac, and Torquemada as a religious maniac.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Lucretia Borgia, with all them tur'ble recordin' notches on the handle!
"Lucretia Borgia" was the high-sounding and significant name Welcome had bestowed upon an ancient revolver.
I'll git out ole Lucretia Borgia an' hike fer the mountings immediate.
British Dictionary definitions for Borgia
/ (Italian ˈbordʒa) /
Cesare (ˈtʃezare), son of Rodrigo Borgia (Pope Alexander VI). 1475–1507, Italian cardinal, politician, and military leader; model for Machiavelli's The Prince
his sister, Lucrezia (luˈkrɛttsja), daughter of Rodrigo Borgia. 1480–1519, Italian noblewoman. After her third marriage (1501), to the Duke of Ferrara, she became a patron of the arts and science
Rodrigo (rodˈriɡo).See Alexander VI
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