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Cuzco

[koos-koh; Spanish koos-kaw]
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noun
  1. a city in S Peru: ancient Inca ruins.
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Historical Examples

  • In a soliloquy he declares himself the implacable enemy of Cuzco and the Inca.

    Apu Ollantay

    Anonymous

  • Distant view of the city of Cuzco and of the Sacsahuaman hill, crowned by the fortress.

    Apu Ollantay

    Anonymous

  • Sayac means a station or division, Anta is a small town near Cuzco.

    Apu Ollantay

    Anonymous

  • Besides all this, he had an infinite quantity of silver and gold unwrought in Cuzco.'

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • He was taken prisoner to Cuzco and held in captivity for a while.


British Dictionary definitions for cuzco

Cuzco

Cusco

noun
  1. a city in S central Peru: former capital of the Inca Empire, with extensive Inca remains; university (1692). Pop: 307 000 (2005 est)
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Word Origin and History for cuzco

Cuzco

city in Peru, former capital of the Inca Empire, from Quechua (Inca), literally "navel," in a figurative meaning "center" (of the world, as the navel is the center of the body). Other places known as "navel of the world" include Delphi, Jerusalem, Rome, Easter Island, and Mount Kailash in Tibet.

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