Definition of Brescia

1. Noun. An ancient Italian city in central Lombardy.

Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Italia, Italian Republic, Italy

Definition of Brescia

1. Proper noun. A city and associated province of Lombardy, Italy. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brescia

Brer Rabbit
Breschet's bones
Breschet's canals
Breschet's hiatus
Breschet's sinus
Breschet's vein
Brescia (current term)
Brescia-Cimino fistula
Bret Harte
Breton cap
Breton caps

Literary usage of Brescia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Brescia, DIOCESE OF, takes its name from the principal city in the ... The city of Brescia contains 60000 inhabitants and is of great commercial importance. ..."

2. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"419—427,) who entertains a favorable opinion of Arnold of Brescia. ... 1J The original pictures of Arnold of Brescia are drawn by Otho, ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"The first campaign ended in the acquisition of Brescia and the Bresciano by ... He had no sooner brought his forces under Brescia than he asked leave to ..."

4. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1902)
"On the 25th of January the Venetians appeared before Brescia, and on the 26th ... On the 2nd of February Brescia fell, and it seemed as if Milan would be ..."

5. Plain-towns of Italy: The Cities of Old Venetia by Egerton Ryerson Williams, Shapiro Bruce Rogers Collection (Library of Congress) (1911)
"O noblest Brescia, scarred from foot to head. And breast-deep in the dead. Praise him1 from all the glories of thy graves. That yellow Mella laves With ..."

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