Como

[ koh-moh; Italian kaw-maw ]
/ ˈkoʊ moʊ; Italian ˈkɔ mɔ /
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noun

Lake, a lake in N Italy, in Lombardy. 35 miles (56 km) long; 56 sq. mi. (145 sq. km).
a city at the SW end of this lake.
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Como

/ (ˈkəʊməʊ, Italian ˈkɔːmo) /

noun

a city in N Italy, in Lombardy at the SW end of Lake Como : tourist centre. Pop: 78 680 (2001)Latin name: Comum (ˈkəʊmʊm)
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Como


lake in Italy, named for the town along its shore, which is Roman Comum, from Celtic cumba "valley" (cf. coomb). Its ancient name was Lacus Larius; Lacus Comacinus begins to appear 4c. It is associated with Virgil and the two Plinys.

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