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(wikipedia Athens)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • The capital city of Greece
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    (wikipedia Rome)

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic) Rom, Roome, Room, Rhoome, Romme, Rowme, Roym, Rum * (uncommon) Roma

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A city on the Tiber River on the Italian peninsula, the capital of a former empire and of the modern region of Lazio and nation of Italy.
  • * (Geoffrey Chaucer), (The Legend of Good Women) , 1869:
  • Ne]] never was ther kyng in Rome tovn [[since, Syn thilke day.
  • * (Geoffrey Chaucer) translating (Boethius), (The Consolation of Philosophy) , I iv 441:
  • Now I am remewed]] fro [[paces, pas.
  • * , I ii 157:
  • When could they say (till now) that talk'd of Rome',
    That her wide Walles]] incompast but one man?
    Now is it '''Rome''' indeed, and '
    When there is in it but one [[only, onely man.
  • * 1866 December 8, 'Filius Ecclesiæ', Notes & Queries , "Rome:Room", 456 1:
  • Within the last thirty weeks I have heard the word Rome pronounced Room'' by several old-fashioned people in the north of Ireland, some of my own relations among the number. On remonstrating with one of these, she said, "It was always ''Room when I was at school (say about 1830), and I am too old to change it now."
  • Ancient Rome; the former Roman Empire; Roman civilization.
  • * 1594 , (William Shakespeare), (Titus Andronicus) , I i 82:
  • These that suruiue]], let Rome reward with [[love, loue.
  • * 1711 , (Alexander Pope), "(An Essay on Criticism)", 39:
  • Learning and Rome' alike in Empire grew,
    And Arts still follow'd where her Eagles flew;
    From the same Foes [''viz.'', Tyranny and Superstition], at last, both felt their Doom,
    And the same Age saw Learning fall, and '
  • * 1820 , (Lord Byron), (Marino Faliero) , V i:
  • A wife's dishonour unking'd Rome for ever.
  • The Holy See, the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church, particularly prior to the establishment of the Vatican City in the 19th century.
  • * 1537 January 26, T. Starkey, letter:
  • The wych]] you perauenture wyl impute to thys [[defection, defectyon from Rome .
  • * , III ii:
  • . [[roam, Roame thither then.
  • The Church of Rome, the Roman Catholic Church generally.
  • * (William Shakespeare), (The life and death of King Iohn) , V ii 70:
  • King Iohn]] hath reconcil'd [[himself, Himselfe to Rome .
  • (rfv-sense) (archaic) Constantinople, the "New Rome"; the Byzantine Empire.
  • * 1603 , Richard Knolles, The Generall Historie of the Turkes , 13:
  • Yet haue]] the Sarasins attempted both Romes ; they haue besieged Constantinople, and [[have, haue wasted... the Sea coasts of Italy.
  • * 1999 , G. Vallée, Shaping of Christianity , X 203:
  • The weakening of the two Romes created the space for the emergence of both the Holy Roman Empire of the Franks and the Islamic Empire.
  • (rfv-sense) (obsolete) Moscow, the "Third Rome".
  • * 1823 , Robert Lyall, The Character of the Russians and a Detailed History of Moscow , 28:
  • Moscow is a third Rome , say these historians, and a fourth shall never be.
  • * 1945 , Nicholas Zernov, Russians & their Church , 51 translating (Filofei) of Pskov, letter to (Vasili III)
  • The Church of old Rome' fell for its heresy; the gates of the second '''Rome''', Constantinople, were hewn down by the axes of the infidel Turks; but the Church of Moscow, the Church of the new ' Rome , shines brighter than the sun in the whole universe.


    * (archaic ) Romeburg, Romeburgh, Romeland, Romelede, Romethede, Rome town * (dated ) Rome city * Istanbul, Constantinople (new Rome ) * Moscow (third Rome'', ''new Rome )

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    See also

    * Roma * Romania * romance, romantic * Romulan




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