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/ ˈkwĩ brə /
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a city in central Portugal: noted university founded at Lisbon 1290, transferred here 1537.
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How to use Coimbra in a sentence
Figueiras was reduced by a naval expedition, under Admiral Napier, and Coimbra opened its gates to the duke himself.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
There is a good university at Coimbra, where alone, it is said, the language is spoken correctly.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
It is not more than two hours' march to Coimbra, so that we shall be there by daybreak.Under Wellington's Command|G. A. Henty
His dear friend, Wingfield, died at Coimbra at the age of twenty-one.My Recollections of Lord Byron|Teresa Guiccioli
In April 1385 he was unanimously chosen king by the estates of the realm at Coimbra.
British Dictionary definitions for Coimbra
/ (Portuguese ˈkuimbrə) /
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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