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

  • A city of central Italy on a hill overlooking the Tiber River north of Rome. An important Etruscan settlement, it fell to the Romans c. 310 B.C. and became a Lombard duchy in A.D. 592 and a free city in the 12th century. Perugia was later the artistic center of Umbria and is today a commercial, industrial, and tourist center. Population: 162,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Province of Umbria, Italy.
  • proper n. A city, the capital of Perugia.


From Italian Perugia, from Latin Perusia. (Wiktionary)



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