Sardinia


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Sar·din·i·a

 (sär-dĭn′ē-ə, -dĭn′yə)
An island of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea south of Corsica. Settled by Phoenicians, Greeks, and Carthaginians before the sixth century bc, the island was taken by Rome in 238 bc and later fell to the Vandals (fifth century ad) and the Byzantines (early sixth century). Numerous European powers controlled the island before 1720, when it passed to the House of Savoy and became the nucleus of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia became the first king of Italy in 1861.

Sardinia

(sɑːˈdɪnɪə)
n
(Placename) the second-largest island in the Mediterranean: forms, with offshore islands, an administrative region of Italy; ceded to Savoy by Austria in 1720 in exchange for Sicily and formed the Kingdom of Sardinia with Piedmont; became part of Italy in 1861. Capital: Cagliari. Pop: 1 637 639 (2003 est). Area: 24 089 sq km (9301 sq miles). Italian name: Sardegna

Sar•din•i•a

(sɑrˈdɪn i ə, -ˈdɪn yə)

n.
a large island in the Mediterranean, W of Italy: with small nearby islands it comprises a department of Italy. 1,594,175; 9301 sq. mi. (24,090 sq. km). Cap.: Cagliari.
Italian, Sar•de•gna (sɑrˈdɛ nyɑ)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sardinia - the Italian region on the island of SardiniaSardinia - the Italian region on the island of Sardinia; the kingdom of Sardinia was the nucleus for uniting Italy during the 19th century
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
2.Sardinia - an island in the Mediterranean to the west of Italy
Mediterranean, Mediterranean Sea - the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
Translations
Сардиния
Sardinia
Sardynia
Sardinia
Sardinija
Sardinien

Sardinia

[sɑːˈdɪnɪə] NCerdeña f

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[sɑːrˈdɪniə] nSardaigne f

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nSardinien nt

Sardinia

[sɑːˈdɪnɪə] nla Sardegna
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In 1855, Brun-Rollet, a native of Savoy, appointed consul for Sardinia in Eastern Soudan, to take the place of Vaudey, who had just died, set out from Karthoum, and, under the name of Yacoub the merchant, trading in gums and ivory, got as far as Belenia, beyond the fourth degree, but had to return in ill-health to Karthoum, where he died in 1857.
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From Alexandria the route will be taken homeward, calling at Malta, Cagliari (in Sardinia), and Palma (in Majorca), all magnificent harbors, with charming scenery, and abounding in fruits.
{159} This is the only allusion to Sardinia in either "Iliad" or "Odyssey."
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Due to the positive results of the checks following the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Lithuania and Poland, which did not detect any new cases in these two countries or in any other member state, the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health adopted, on 18 March, revised control measures that make a distinction between Sardinia, where the disease has been detected in pigs, and Lithuania and Poland, where it has only been detected in wild boars.
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At the start of summer tourism season, the Italian Embassy in Lebanon recently invited Mocci and other purveyors of Italian cuisine to cook for the masses and promote travel to the Italian island of Sardinia, the capital of which is closer in proximity to Tunis than to Rome.
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