Definitions

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

  • A city of southern Spain southeast of Córdoba. Founded by the Moors in the eighth century, it became the center of an independent kingdom in 1238. The city was captured by Castilian troops in 1492, ending Moorish control in Spain. Population: 236,000.

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  • proper n. A city in Spain.
  • proper n. A department of Nicaragua.

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  • n. a city in southeastern Spain that was the capital of the Moorish kingdom until it was captured by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492; site of the Alhambra (a palace and fortress built by Moors in the Middle Ages) which is now a major tourist attraction

Etymologies

The city, established as a colony in the 5th century BC by the Greeks, was named Elibyrge or Elybirge (Greek: Ἐλιβύργη). It was destroyed in 1010. In the subsequent reconstruction, the suburb of Gharnáta (Arabic: غَرْنَاطَة) was incorporated in the city, and the modern name derives from this. With the arrival of the Zirid dynasty in 1013, Granada became an independent emirate Taifa of Granada. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Moorish tribes, whose quarrels, at the close of the fifteenth century, deluged Granada with blood, see the _Civil Wars of Granada_, a prose fiction, interspersed with ballads, by Ginés Perez de Hita, published in

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 5 Poetry

  • GRANADA (SPAIN): US First Lady Michelle Obama and her nine-year-old daughter Sasha visited Granada, the former seat of Moorish rule in Spain, during the second day of her holiday in the country.

    The Times of India

  • Cause in Granada in 1983 as part of the Marine Recon force that was disastrous at that time as well. ....

    Heroes or Villains?

  • My apartment in Granada had neither heat nor air conditioning.

    World Thermostat Settings | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • Mendoza was born in Granada, the last city in Spain to be reconquered from the Moors.

    The first and the best: Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza

  • Then, to make things even more confusing, you have your Spanish migas, a dish I ate every Saturday morning when I spent time in Granada my junior year.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Born in Granada, the ancient Moorish capital of Spain to a family of Spanish artists, Mariano – named after his painter father – was to be forever influenced by the faded, slightly oriental opulence of the land of his birth.

    Fortuny’s “Delphos” Gown | Edwardian Promenade

  • Garcia Lorca was born in Granada and loved his birth place.

    Agustin Lara in Washington, DC's Gala Hispanic Theater

  • Shame about the driving thing; kinda puts my house in Granada out of your reach …

    calling in favours

  • My daughter informed me last night that instead of going to university in Granada, Barçelona or even Madrid she wants to go to university in Milano.

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