[ juh-nik-yuh-luhm ]

  1. a ridge near the Tiber in Rome, Italy.

Other words from Janiculum

  • Ja·nic·u·lan, adjective

Words Nearby Janiculum

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How to use Janiculum in a sentence

  • Verbenna down to Ostia hath wasted all the plain; Astur hath storm'd Janiculum, and the stout guards are slain.

  • In 468, the people again withdrew to the Janiculum, demanding the remission of debts, and crying out against usury.

    History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2 | Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
  • Behind it rises the Janiculum, in front of it runs the Tiber, and on both sides of it are narrow lanes cut off by high walls.

    The Eternal City | Hall Caine
  • They did not say Janiculum was lost, but they left us perhaps deservedly uneasy on the point.

  • He advanced towards the gate called Janiculum upon the Tiber, and drove the Romans out of the fort on the other side the river.

    Young Folks' History of Rome | Charlotte Mary Yonge

British Dictionary definitions for Janiculum


/ (dʒəˈnɪkjʊləm) /

  1. a hill in Rome across the River Tiber from the Seven Hills

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