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Capua

[kap-yoo-uh; Italian kah-pwah]
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noun
  1. a town in NW Campania, in S Italy, N of Naples.
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Examples from the Web for capua

Historical Examples

  • That sack of Capua is one of the most horrid pages in the horrid history of sacks.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia

    Raphael Sabatini

  • The army is moving out of Naples to take up a position at Capua.

    Tony Butler

    Charles James Lever

  • Truly I was wondering if we had been drinking from the famous cellars of Capua.

    The Lion's Brood

    Duffield Osborne

  • Carthaginians and other barbarians are not citizens of Capua—no refinement—no civilization.

    The Lion's Brood

    Duffield Osborne

  • From Capua, seized with all its engines of war, was but a few days to Rome.

    The Lion's Brood

    Duffield Osborne


British Dictionary definitions for capua

Capua

noun
  1. a town in S Italy, in NW Campania: strategically important in ancient times, situated on the Appian Way. Pop: 19 041 (2001)
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