- a city in and the capital of the Czech Republic, in the W central part, on the Vltava: formerly capital of Czechoslovakia.
Examples from the Web for praha
When he reached beautiful "hundred-towered" Praha, the capital, he found the streets and coffee houses jammed with people.
This beautiful castle stands not far from Praha, on a rock of jasper a thousand feet above the River Mze.
Will he say that the population of Praha is not Czech because on our maps that capital is commonly called Prague?The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2
- the Czech name for Prague
- the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, on the Vltava River: a rich commercial centre during the Middle Ages; site of Charles University (1348) and a technical university (1707); scene of defenestrations (1419 and 1618) that contributed to the outbreak of the Hussite Wars and the Thirty Years' War respectively. Pop: 1 164 000 (2005 est)Czech name: Praha
Word Origin and History for praha
capital of the Czech Republic, Czech Praha, perhaps from an ancient Slavic word related to Czech pražiti, a term for woodland cleared by burning. Popular etymology is from Czech prah "threshold." Related: Praguean; Praguian.
Capital of The Czech Republic, situated on both banks of the Vltava River; the republic's largest city, as well as its most important industrial city; a leading European industrial and commercial center.