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A historical region and former kingdom of the present-day western Czech Republic. The Czechs, a Slavic people, settled in the area between the 5th and 6th centuries ad. A later principality was independent until the 15th century, when it passed to Hungary and then to the Habsburg dynasty of Austria. When Bohemia was incorporated into the newly formed state of Czechoslovakia in 1918, its capital, Prague, became the new nation's capital.
1. A community of persons with artistic or literary tastes who adopt manners and mores conspicuously different from those expected or approved of by the majority of society.
2. The district in which bohemians live.
[Back-formation from bohemian.]
1. (Placename) a former kingdom of central Europe, surrounded by mountains: independent from the 9th to the 13th century; belonged to the Hapsburgs from 1526 until 1918
2. (Placename) an area of the W Czech Republic, formerly a province of Czechoslovakia (1918–1949). From 1939 until 1945 it formed part of the German protectorate of Bohemia-Moravia. Czech name: Čechy German name: Böhmen
3. a district frequented by unconventional people, esp artists or writers
Bo•he•mi•a(boʊˈhi mi ə)
1. Czech, Čechy. a region in the W Czech Republic: formerly a kingdom in central Europe; under Hapsburg rule 1526–1918.
2. (often l.c.) a district inhabited by people, typically artists, writers, and intellectuals, living an unconventional life.
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|Noun||1.||Bohemia - a historical area and former kingdom in the Czech Republic|
|2.||bohemia - a group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style|