Montmartre

[ mawn-mar-truh ]
/ mɔ̃ˈmar trə /
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noun

a hilly section in the N part of Paris, France: noted for the artists who have frequented and lived in the area.

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Montmartre

/ (French mɔ̃martrə) /

noun

a district of N Paris, on a hill above the Seine: the highest point in the city; famous for its associations with many artists
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Word Origin and History for montmartre

Montmartre

district in Paris, from Latin Mons Martyrum "Martyrs' Mount," in reference to St. Denis, first bishop of Paris, beheaded here with two companions in 258. The older name was Mons Mercurii.

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