from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of north-central Italy at the foot of the Apennines north-northeast of Florence. It was originally an Etruscan town and became a Roman colony in the second century B.C. Its famed university was founded as a law school in A.D. 425. Population: 373,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A province of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • proper n. A city, the capital of Bologna also of Emilia-Romagna.


From Italian, from Latin Bononia. (Wiktionary)


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