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Bratislava

[brat-uh-slah-vuh, brah-tuh-; Czech brah-tyi-slah-vah]
noun
  1. the capital of Slovakia, in the SW part, on the Danube River: a former capital of Hungary.
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Hungarian Pozsony.German Pressburg.

Slovakia

[sloh-vah-kee-uh, -vak-ee-uh]
noun
  1. a republic in central Europe: formerly a part of Czechoslovakia; under German protection 1939–45; independent since 1993. 18,931 sq. mi. (49,035 sq. km). Capital: Bratislava.
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Also called Slovak Republic.Slovak Slo·ven·sko [slaw-ven-skaw] /ˈslɔ vɛn skɔ/.
Related formsSlo·va·ki·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bratislava

Bratislava

noun
  1. the capital of Slovakia since 1918, a port on the River Danube; capital of Hungary (1541–1784) and seat of the Hungarian parliament until 1848. Pop: 428 672 (2001)German name: Pressburg Hungarian name: Pozsony
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Slovakia

noun
  1. a country in central Europe: part of Hungary from the 11th century until 1918, when it united with Bohemia and Moravia to form Czechoslovakia; it became independent in 1993 and joined the EU in 2004. Official language: Slovak. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: koruna. Capital: Bratislava. Pop: 5 488 339 (2013 est). Area: 49 036 sq km (18 940 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for bratislava

Bratislava

capital of Slovakia, a Slavic settlement named for its founder or chief; the name is the same element in the first half of the German name for the city, Pressburg (9c.).

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bratislava in Culture

Slovakia

[(sluh-vah-kee-uh)]

Republic in central Europe, formed in 1993 out of the former Czechoslovakia. It is bounded on the west by Austria, on the northwest by The Czech Republic, on the north by Poland, on the east by Ukraine, and on the south by Hungary. Its capital is Bratislava.

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