Cincinnati

[sin-suh-nat-ee]
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Cincinnati

noun
  1. a city in SW Ohio, on the Ohio River. Pop: 317 361 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for cincinnati

Cincinnati

city on the Ohio River in Ohio, U.S., founded 1789 and first called Losantiville, name changed 1790 by territorial Gov. Arthur St. Clair, in honor of the Society of the Cincinnati, a fraternal veterans' organization founded 1783 by former Revolutionary War officers (St. Clair was a member) and named for Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, 5c. B.C.E. Roman hero who saved the city from crisis and then retired to his farm rather than rule. His name is a cognomen in the gens Quinctia, literally "with curly hair," from Latin cincinnus "curl, curly hair." Related: Cincinnatian.

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cincinnati in Culture

Cincinnati

Port city in Ohio, on the Ohio River.

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