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[dey-shee-uh, -shuh]
  1. an ancient kingdom and later a Roman province in S Europe between the Carpathian Mountains and the Danube, corresponding generally to modern Romania and adjacent regions.
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Examples from the Web for dacia

Historical Examples

  • There are fresh crowds of Barbarians from Dacia and Scythia.

    The Last of the Legions and Other Tales of Long Ago

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Drak was the first word I heard on entering Dacia, and the last when I left it.

    The Romany Rye

    George Borrow

  • Decebalus himself may as easily have belonged to the Agathyrsan part of Dacia as to any other.


    Robert Gordon Latham

  • It is built on the site of the famous Sarmisegethusa, the capital of ancient Dacia.

  • Of these two conquests one alone was permanent, that of Dacia.

British Dictionary definitions for dacia


  1. an ancient region bounded by the Carpathians, the Tisza, and the Danube, roughly corresponding to modern Romania. United under kings from about 60 bc, it later contained the Roman province of the same name (about 105 to 270 ad)
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Derived FormsDacian, adjective, noun
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