or Ri·e·ka

[ree-ek-uh; Serbo-Croatian. ree-ye-kah]


a seaport in W Croatia, on the Adriatic.

Italian Fiume.
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Historical Examples of rijeka

  • Off we tore again, and at last reached that point where the descent begins in serpentines to Rijeka.

  • A road which is being built between Virpazar and Rijeka will supply a long-felt want.

  • The voyage up to Rijeka is delightful, as the boat threads her way through a narrow channel between lofty green hills.

  • He built a castle above Rijeka as a defence to his new frontier, and swore to hold the Black Mountain against all comers.

  • Ivan is not dead, but sleeps on the hill above Rijeka, and he will one day awake and lead his people to victory.

British Dictionary definitions for rijeka



a port in Croatia: an ancient town, changing hands many times before passing to Yugoslavia in 1947 until Croatia became independent in 1991. Pop: 135 000 (2005 est)Italian name: Fiume
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