Definition of Longa

1. Preposition. (context: Australian Aboriginal) on, in, at, to ¹

2. Noun. (music) A musical note equal to two or three breves, i.e. four or six whole notes. ¹

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Definition of Longa

1. a long (music) [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Longa

long time
long time no hear
long time no see
long tom
long ton
long trousers
long underwear
long vinculum
long vowel
long vowels
long wave
long ways, long lies
long weekend
long weekends
long whist
longa (current term)
longar palm

Literary usage of Longa

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

1. The Journal of Philology by William George Clark, William Aldis Wright, Ingram Bywater, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, Henry Jackson (1901)
"ALBA longa. IT is a sign of the uncertainty which surrounds the earlier period of the existence of Rome that the site of Alba longa, the oldest and most ..."

2. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"... ruled in Alba longa. But Ascanius the son of ^neas, who was also called lulus, left the town of Lavinium after thirty years, and built a new city, ..."

3. History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné, Henry Beveridge (1845)
"V. Arrival at Augsburg—De Vio—His Character—Serra-longa—Preliminary Conversation—Visit of the Counsellors—Return of Serra-longa—The Prior—Luther'* ..."

4. A Smaller Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology, and Geography. by William Smith (1889)
"(2) longa, the most ancient town in Latium, is said to have been built by ... It was called longa from its stretching in a long Hue down the Alban Mount ..."

5. In Dwarf Land and Cannibal Country: A Record of Travel and Discovery in by Albert Bushnell Lloyd (1900)
"... -longa is now not quite the place that it -IV used to be. A few years ago it was merely a small settlement where lived the chief ..."

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