American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- In Czech Če·chy (chĕˈKHē)Bohemia A historical region and former kingdom of present-day western Czech Republic. The Czechs, a Slavic people, settled in the area between the 1st and 5th centuries A.D. A later principality was independent until the 15th century, when it passed to Hungary and then to the Hapsburg dynasty of Austria. Bohemia became the core of the newly formed state of Czechoslovakia in 1918.
- n. a region in the west of the former Czechoslovakia and present-day Czech Republic.
- n. A community of bohemians, unconventional artists or writers.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A country of central Europe.
- n. Fig.: The region or community of social Bohemians. See Bohemian, n., 3.
- n. a historical area and former kingdom in the Czech Republic
- n. a group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style
- Latinized translation of French Bohème, from Late Latin Boiohæmum, compound of Germanic -*haimaz ‘home’ (more at home) and Boio- ‘the Boii’, the Celtic tribe previously inhabiting the area. Bohemia was abandoned by the Boii ca. 60 b.c. and settled by the Germanic Marcomanni shortly thereafter. Related to Bavaria. (Wiktionary)
“She has gained her notion of what she calls Bohemia from the comic journals.”
“There's a good reason to provide your kids with at least basic information related to financial, medical, and legal issues, says Rosanne Roge ', managing director of R.W. Roge', a wealth-management firm in Bohemia, N.Y. That way, they won't be blindsided during an emergency.”
“Marsh also published Beachhead in Bohemia: Stories (1969), a collection of short stories, some also set in Ajijic or Chapala, featuring several of the same characters and scenes as his Week with No Friday.”
“Recall that in Bohemia, the middle classes by the turn of the century were thoroughly Germanized (it also happened to be the most advanced Eastern European country), as German culture had proved paramount in the region.”
“In the 18th century, the decline continued and was aggravated by worsening political climate and increased competition from the glassmakers in Bohemia and France.”
“In 1814, the transfer of Venice from France to the Habsburg Empire spelled the ultimate death sentence to Murano glassmaking as Habsburg rulers preferred their native glassmaking center in Bohemia and passed laws making it prohibitively expensive to bring necessary raw materials into Murano and export the final product.”
“New centers of the craft emerged in Bohemia, England, and France.”
“A Scandal in Bohemia, though, is the first story in the first collection, and I guess I assumed that everybody starts with The Adventures because that's where I did.”
“He arrived at Milowitz in Bohemia in June 1917 and expanded operations to Brüx the next month.”
“Thommen remained in Bohemia after the Armistice and continued to support Association programs in the new country of Czechoslovakia until February 1919.”
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