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Eboracum

(iːˈbɒrəkəm; ˌiːbɔːˈrɑːkəm)
n
(Placename) the Roman name for York11
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York

(yɔrk)

n.
1. a member of the royal house of England that ruled from 1461 to 1485.
2. 1st Duke of (Edmund of Langley), 1341–1402, progenitor of the house of York (son of Edward III).
3. Alvin Cullum (Sergeant), 1887–1964, U.S. soldier.
5. Ancient, Eboracum. a city in North Yorkshire, in NE England, on the Ouse: the capital of Roman Britain. 104,000.
6. a city in SE Pennsylvania: meeting of the Continental Congress 1777–78. 44,619.
7. an estuary in E Virginia, flowing SE into Chesapeake Bay. 40 mi. (64 km) long.
8. Cape, a cape at the NE extremity of Australia.
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1 The event is named after the shortened form of Eboracum, the Roman name for York.
He had to be carried much of the way to Eboracum (today's York), then the capital city, as he was unwell.
|ENGLAND: Members of Roman Tours' Deva Victrix 20th Legion Chester dressed as Roman legionnaires descend on York during the Eboracum Roman Festival at York Museum Gardens.
Eboracum has been proposed in [6, 7] as an extensible framework for event-triggered WSN modeling and simulation at high abstraction level, which estimates the energy consumption adopting stochastic workload models.
A Maryland B Louisiana C Virginia D South Carolina QUESTION 12 - for 12 points: Which present-day city was known as Eboracum by the Romans?
It dates back to the Roman occupation, when Britain's governor Quintus Petillius Cerialis marched the ninth legion north and founded Eboracum in an apparent attempt to settle the troublesome northerners.
The hordes of tourists flocking to see a city founded by the Romans as Eboracum in 71AD help to sustain York's ability to be both an ancient and modern place to work, rest and play.
Just out of interest to all you historians out there, 'Ebor' stands for the old Roman name of York, Eboracum which means Yew Tree as York was once covered in Yew trees in Roman times.
Named Eboracum in the third century, York was the capital of Britannia Inferior, the smaller of the two Roman provinces in England.