[ kuh-nos-uh; Italian kah-naws-sah ]
/ kəˈnɒs ə; Italian kɑˈnɔs sɑ /
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a ruined castle in N Italy: scene of the penance of Emperor Henry IV of the Holy Roman Empire before Pope Gregory VII in 1077.
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Idioms about Canossa
go to Canossa, to humble oneself.
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How to use Canossa in a sentence
Near Parma is Canossa, the site of an old fortified town, one day of considerable importance, but now decayed beyond hope.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car|Francis Miltoun
It was in the year 1080, three years after the events of Canossa, that the next step was taken by Gregory.The Makers of Modern Rome|Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
At this period Bismarck made his famous declaration, "To Canossa we do not go!"A History of Germany|Bayard Taylor
I had spent more than a month with her in the castle at Canossa, and there I learned to know her well and to love her.The Vizier of the Two-Horned Alexander|Frank R. Stockton
Canossa lies almost due south of Reggio d'Emilia, upon the slopes of the Apennines.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series|John Addington Symonds
British Dictionary definitions for Canossa
/ (kəˈnɒsə, Italian kaˈnossa) /
a ruined castle in N Italy, in Emilia near Reggio nell'Emilia: scene of the penance done by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV before Pope Gregory VII
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