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Prague

[prahg]
noun
  1. a city in and the capital of the Czech Republic, in the W central part, on the Vltava: formerly capital of Czechoslovakia.
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Czech Pra·ha [prah-hah] /ˈprɑ hɑ/.German Prag.
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Examples from the Web for praha

Historical Examples

  • When he reached beautiful "hundred-towered" Praha, the capital, he found the streets and coffee houses jammed with people.

    Our Little Czecho-Slovak Cousin

    Clara Vostrovsky Winlow

  • This beautiful castle stands not far from Praha, on a rock of jasper a thousand feet above the River Mze.

    Our Little Czecho-Slovak Cousin

    Clara Vostrovsky Winlow

  • Will he say that the population of Praha is not Czech because on our maps that capital is commonly called Prague?


British Dictionary definitions for praha

Praha

noun
  1. the Czech name for Prague
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Prague

noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin and History for praha

Prague

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.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

praha in Culture

Prague

[(prahg)]

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.

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From the fourteenth to the early seventeenth centuries, the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire resided at Prague as well as at Vienna.

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In 1968, Prague was the center of Czech resistance to invasion by the Soviet Union.
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