from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The capital and largest city of Cyprus, in the north-central part of the island. Founded probably before the seventh century BC, it fell to the Venetians in 1489 and the Turks in 1571. It became the capital when Cyprus gained independence in 1960.

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  • proper noun The capital of Cyprus and Northern Cyprus.

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  • noun the capital and largest city of Cyprus


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  • My work keeps me in Nicosia, with occasional evening excursions to Kyrenia, and I wanted to see a bit more of the island.

    March Books 13) Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein

  • Oddly enough, neither side of Nicosia is especially well served by online maps.

    Online maps

  • However, the Ledra Palace in Nicosia has long provided it.


  • There has been much new building in Nicosia, Limassol and Famagusta since the trouble broke out-stores, houses, apartments, a shopping centre, hotels and highways.


  • As of February 1, 1967, the new Hilton Hotel in Nicosia, built by the government and operated the well known Hilton, I presume, international, will take bookings.


  • Indeed in Nicosia where some of the worst fighting occurred construction was suspended for not more than three weeks after shooting broke out in December 1963.


  • As my colleague has pointed out, negotiations with Turkey have all but broken down because of a veto put on them by the government in Nicosia.

    Tail wagging the dog

  • The sixt day we rid to Nicosia, which is from Arnacho seuen

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • I feel more nervous now than I did one afternoon on my way home from court in Nicosia.


  • "The decision to expand into Limassol was further encouraged by the success of the existing Public store in Nicosia, which is visited by 1 million people each year, attracting 20 percent of the customers to the shopping mall," said Public's general manager, Robby Bourlas, in a statement.

    Kathimerini English Edition : Print Edition : 6/10/09


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