Examples from the Web for sofia
Contemporary Examples of sofia
One of those incidents came last December, when a driver for the company fatally struck 6-year-old Sofia Liu in a crosswalk.Uber Finally Gets Banned—in Delhi
December 9, 2014
The family said he and Sofia had been dating for three months.The Shocking Death of Miss Honduras
November 19, 2014
Rafi, otherwise known as “Bro lo el Cuñado,” is the brother of the stunning Sofia, and stepbrother to Ruxin (Nick Kroll).Inside the Mind of ‘The League’s Rafi: Jason Mantzoukas and Seth Rogen on TV’s Craziest Dude
September 25, 2014
But my memory is that I was very attached to Sofia and [saw] her dancing.The Next Great Coppola
May 7, 2014
I arrived at the Grand Bazaar and planned to work my way over to the Aya Sofia and the Topkapi Palace.Model Diaries: Escape From Istanbul
March 8, 2014
Historical Examples of sofia
The railway from Sofia to Constantinople passed through Adrianople.
In the department of Sofia there are twenty-three, the hottest of which is Dolnia Bania.
I asked him if his Chief, the Minister at Sofia, stood behind him.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2
She came of illustrious line, did Sofia, scant-haired and ungracious as she now was.Wayside Courtships
You ought to have thought of all this before you set out for Sofia.Current History, A Monthly Magazine
New York Times
Bulgarian capital, Roman Serdica, from the Thracian Serdi people who lived thereabouts. Conquered by the Bulgarians 9c. who altered the name by folk-etymology to Sredeti, which in their tongue meant "center, middle." It got its current name 14c. when the Turks conquered it and converted the 6c. church of St. Sophia into a mosque; the name thence extended to the whole city.
Medieval Latin, from Bulgari "Bulgarians," perhaps literally "the men from the Bolg," the River Volga, upon whose banks they lived until 6c. But the people's name for themselves in Old Bulgarian was Blugarinu, according to OED, which suggests a different origin. In other sources [e.g. Room], the name is said to be ultimately from Turkic bulga "mixed," in reference to the nature of this people of Turko-Finnish extraction but Slavic language.