[ kuh-nos-uh; Italian kah-naws-sah ]
/ kəˈnɒs ə; Italian kɑˈnɔs sɑ /


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.

Idioms for Canossa

    go to Canossa, to humble oneself. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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