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Coimbra

[kween-bruh]
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noun
  1. a city in central Portugal: noted university founded at Lisbon 1290, transferred here 1537.
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Examples from the Web for coimbra

Historical Examples

  • He has placed your city of Coimbra under a ban of excommunication.

    The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series

    Rafael Sabatini

  • And it imports above all else that the curse should be lifted from my city of Coimbra.

  • It will be safer then to attribute it to one of the Coimbra Frenchmen.

    Portuguese Architecture

    Walter Crum Watson

  • But it was not only Terzi's churches which were copied at Coimbra.

    Portuguese Architecture

    Walter Crum Watson

  • The plan is practically the same as that of São Bento at Coimbra, but larger.

    Portuguese Architecture

    Walter Crum Watson


British Dictionary definitions for coimbra

Coimbra

noun
  1. a city in central Portugal: capital of Portugal from 1190 to 1260; seat of the country's oldest university. Pop: 148 474 (2001)
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