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Lis·bon

 (lĭz′bən)
The capital and largest city of Portugal, in the western part of the country on the Tagus River estuary. An ancient Iberian settlement, it was held by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, taken by the Romans in 205 bc, and conquered by the Moors c. ad 714. Reconquered by the Portuguese in 1147, it flourished in the 1500s during the heyday of colonial expansion in Africa and India. The city was devastated by a major earthquake in 1755.

Lisbon

(ˈlɪzbən)
n
(Placename) the capital and chief port of Portugal, in the southwest on the Tagus estuary: became capital in 1256; subject to earthquakes and severely damaged in 1755; university (1911). Pop: 1 892 891 (2001). Portuguese name: Lisboa

Lis•bon

(ˈlɪz bən)

n.
the capital of Portugal, in the SW part, on the Tagus estuary. 807,937. Portuguese, Lis•bo•a (liʒˈbɔ ə)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lisbon - capital and largest city and economic and cultural center of PortugalLisbon - capital and largest city and economic and cultural center of Portugal; a major port in western Portugal on Tagus River where it broadens and empties into the Atlantic
Ponte 25 de Abril - a suspension bridge across the Tagus River at Lisbon
Portugal, Portuguese Republic - a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
Translations
Lissabon
Lisszabon
Lizbona
Lisabona

Lisbon

[ˈlɪzbən] NLisboa f

Lisbon

[ˈlɪzbən] nLisbonne

Lisbon

nLissabon nt

Lisbon

[ˈlɪzbən] nLisbona
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Apontando Augusto como um herdeiro da politica empreendida por seu pai adoptivo, Julio Cesar, no ambito da consolidacao de cidades como Pax Iulia, Liberalitas Iulia Ebora e Felicitas Iulia Olisipo ou, ate, Myrtilis, documentam-se as preocupacoes imperiais no que concerne a implantacao de uma rede viaria e, de modo especial, no que respeita a <<recuperacao do escol indigena>> com vista a sua gradual insercao num <<modelo politico-religioso>> (p.
Autoridades como Plinio, Justino y Virgilio entre otros, recogen una leyenda segun la cual las yeguas vecinas que correteaban a orrillas del Tajo en Lusitania, cerca de Olisipo (la Lisboa actual), fueron regularmente fecundadas por el mitico viento Favonio, o Cefiro ("Economia ganadera" 163-4), explicando asi su caracter animoso y su bien documentada velocidad (173).