Galicia


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Ga·li·cia

 (gə-lĭsh′ə, -ē-ə)
1. A historical region of central Europe in southeast Poland and western Ukraine. An independent principality after 1087, it was conquered by Russians in the 12th century and later passed to Poland and Austria. The territory was returned to Poland after World War I, and the eastern portion was ceded to the USSR after World War II.
2. A region and ancient kingdom of northwest Spain on the Atlantic Ocean south of the Bay of Biscay. Exploited by the Romans for its mineral resources, it later became a Goth kingdom and a stronghold of the Moors.

Galicia

n
1. (Placename) a region of E central Europe on the N side of the Carpathians, now in SE Poland and Ukraine
2. (Placename) an autonomous region and former kingdom of NW Spain, on the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic. Pop: 1 969 000 (2003 est)

Ga•li•ci•a

(gəˈlɪʃ ə, -ˈlɪʃ i ə; for 2 also Sp. gɑˈli θyɑ, -syɑ)

n.
1. a region in E central Europe: a former crown land of Austria, included in S Poland after World War I, and now partly in Ukraine. ab. 30,500 sq. mi. (79,000 sq. km).
2. a maritime region in NW Spain: a former kingdom, and later a province. 11,256 sq. mi. (29,153 sq. km).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Galicia - a region (and former kingdom) in northwestern Spain on the Atlantic and the Bay of BiscayGalicia - a region (and former kingdom) in northwestern Spain on the Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
Translations
GaliciaGalitsia
Galicija
Galicia
Galicja
Galicia
Galicija
Галичина

Galicia

[gəˈlɪʃɪə] N
1. (Spain) → Galicia f
2. (Central Europe) → Galitzia f

Galicia

n
(in Eastern Europe) → Galizien nt
(in Spain) → Galicien nt
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Berg, as usual, kept silent when the subject did not relate to himself, but in connection with the stories of the Grand Duke's quick temper he related with gusto how in Galicia he had managed to deal with the Grand Duke when the latter made a tour of the regiments and was annoyed at the irregularity of a movement.
said he, "if ye fall this day ye fall by no mean hands, for the flower of the knighthood of Castile ride under the banner of Don Tello, with the chivalry of Asturias, Toledo, Leon, Cordova, Galicia, and Seville.
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Jared Galicia, who was born with the rare Treacher Collins syndrome, earlier had a surgery to get his right ear fixed.
Given the drastic cuts in financing for the humanities in present-day Galicia and the rising interest by British and American researchers, the collection of essays avoids the trap of writing about Galicia exclusively from the outside.
Contributors from many disciplines and countries, junior and senior academics, explore Galicia from the fifth century to the early 14th.
Galicia, a Sentimental Nation: Gender, Culture, and Politics, by Helena Miguelez-Carballeira.
Guzman/Vargas squared off against the oldest player to make a B doubles final, Jim Smith, and Hugo Galicia in the final.
Gilmar Galicia, Commanding Officer of the 3,000-strong CAFGU and Army soldiers, and Gov.
Nova Galicia has confirmed it is pushing ahead with the offload, without commenting on the bidders, the paper said.
Kirsty Hooper, Writing Galicia into the World: New Cartographies, New Poetics.