[kris-chee-an-ee-uh, -ah-nee-uh, kris-tee-]

Origin of Christiania

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for christiania

Historical Examples of christiania

  • Where is the best place in Christiania to go and have a good time in the evening?

    The Great Hunger

    Johan Bojer

  • Two of these precious relics are preserved in the museum of Christiania.

  • Christiania is gay at this time of year, for it is the “season.”

    Peeps at Many Lands: Norway

    A.F. Mockler-Ferryman

  • We are going to put in at Christiansand, and then go to Christiania.

    Up The Baltic

    Oliver Optic

  • One of the principal of these is Christiania Fjord, which you will ascend in a few days.

    Up The Baltic

    Oliver Optic

British Dictionary definitions for christiania


  1. a former name (1624–1877) of Oslo
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