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Pegu

[ pe-goo ]

noun

  1. earlier name for the city of Bago.


Pegu

/ pɛˈɡuː /

noun

  1. a city in S Myanmar: capital of a united Burma (16th century). Pop: 307 000 (2005 est)


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Other Words From

  • Pe·gu·an adjective noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Pegu1

First recorded in 1700–05; British pronunciation of Bago ( def )

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Example Sentences

Burma is now Myanmar, Rangoon is Yangon, Prome is Pyay and Pegu is Bago.

None of the lettered languages of the Indo-Chinese peninsula are less known than that of Pegu.

In Pegu, copper vessels or bells were used to frighten demons that wanted to disturb the repose of the dead.

Nearly similar ones, but flattened at the side, like those common in Denmark, have been obtained from China and Pegu.

The metropolis of the kingdom is called Bagou, corruptly called Pegu, which name is likewise given to the kingdom.

Above 30,000 Birmans laboured in the works of the king of Pegu, as that was one condition of their vassalage.

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