Vienne


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Vienne

(French vjɛn)
n
1. (Placename) a department of W central France, in Poitou-Charentes region. Capital: Poitiers. Pop: 402 555 (2003 est). Area: 7044 sq km (2747 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a town in SE France, on the River Rhône: extensive Roman remains. Ancient name: Vienna
3. (Placename) a river in SW central France, flowing west and north to the Loire below Chinon. Length: over 350 km (200 miles)

Vienne

(vyɛn)

n.
a city in SE France, on the Rhone River, S of Lyons: Roman ruins. 28,753.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Vienne - a town in south central France where is 1311-1313 the Roman Catholic Church held one of its councils
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
2.Vienne - the council in 1311-1313 that dealt with alleged crimes of the Knights Templar, planned a new crusade, and took on the reformation of the clergy
council - (Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine
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Not that he was a profound politician, nor was he borrowing trouble about the possible consequences of the marriage of his cousin Marguerite de Bourgoyne to his cousin Charles, Dauphin de Vienne; nor as to how long the good understanding which had been patched up between the Duke of Austria and the King of France would last; nor how the King of England would take this disdain of his daughter.
By Marie-Sybille de Vienne. Singapore: NUS Press, 2015.
Une nouvelle reunion internationale, en presence notamment des Etats-Unis et de la Russie, a debute samedi a Vienne pour tenter de trouver une solution olitique au conflit syrien, sur fond d'attentats sans precedent a Paris et de differends concernant le sort du president Bachar al-Assad, a-t-on appris de source diplomatique.
THE SOURCE: "Looming Debate" by Veronique Vienne, in Metropolis, June 2008.