Candia

[ kan-dee-uh ]

noun
  1. former name of Herakleion.

  2. former name of Crete.

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How to use Candia in a sentence

  • You know well that it would be in vain to summon the governor of Candia to a personal encounter.

  • He came back with such gorgeous reports of gilded temples and great forts that Pizarro distrusted him, and sent Pedro de Candia.

    The Spanish Pioneers | Charles F. Lummis
  • Pedro de Candia, with the artillery,—two poor little falconets,—was stationed on the top of a strong building.

    The Spanish Pioneers | Charles F. Lummis

British Dictionary definitions for Candia

Candia

/ (ˈkandja) /


noun
  1. the Italian name for Iráklion

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