Corsican


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Cor·si·ca

 (kôr′sĭ-kə)
An island of France in the Mediterranean Sea north of Sardinia. Napoleon Bonaparte was born on the island, which was ceded to France by Genoa in 1768.

Cor′si·can adj. & n.

Corsican

(ˈkɔːsɪkən)
adj
(Placename) of or relating to Corsica or its inhabitants
n
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Corsica
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Corsican - of or relating to or characteristic of Corsica or its people
Translations

Corsican

[ˈkɔːsɪkən]
A. ADJcorso
B. Ncorso/a m/f

Corsican

[ˈkɔːrsɪkən]
adjcorse
nCorse mf

Corsican

adjkorsisch; Corsican holidayUrlaub mauf Korsika; she is Corsicansie ist Korsin
n
Korse m, → Korsin f
(Ling) → Korsisch nt

Corsican

[ˈkɔːsɪkən] adj & ncorso/a
References in classic literature ?
These words, said in the Corsican patois, stopped Lucien at the moment when he was springing under the portico.
To ask asylum and protection from you, if you are a true Corsican," replied Bartolomeo, roughly.
I have killed all the Portas," replied the Corsican, in a deep voice, frowning heavily.
The Corsican was swaying his head from right to left in deep disapproval.
With these words his Corsican brow unbent, and he looked about him in satisfaction.
A sigh of joy heaved the vast chest of the Corsican, who held out his hand to the First Consul, saying:--
But this: that I, a confidential man and a Corsican, should have to ask your pardon for bringing on board your vessel, of which I was Padrone, a Cervoni, who has betrayed you - a traitor
God grant that the Corsican monster who is destroying the peace of Europe may be overthrown by the angel whom it has pleased the Almighty, in His goodness, to give us as sovereign
The fact is, peace was declared, Europe was going to be at rest; the Corsican was overthrown, and Lieutenant Osborne's regiment would not be ordered on service.
Contract notice: supply and delivery of clothing and personal protection equipment for the agents of the corsican railways
It's a funny aside in modern European history that the three men who brought most chaos to the continent weren't actually native sons of the nations they ruled; Napoleon was Corsican, not French, Adolf Hitler was Austrian-born, while Josef Stalin was a Georgian, not a Russian.