Definitions

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

  • The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the south-central part of the country southwest of Belgrade, Serbia. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife here on June 28, 1914, triggered the outbreak of World War I. After the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1992, Sarajevo was the object of a long siege by Bosnian Serb forces, until a peace agreement was signed in 1995, ending the civil war. Population: 696,000.

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  • proper n. The capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • proper n. A canton of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. capital and largest city of Bosnia; scene of the assassination of Francis Ferdinand in 1914 which precipitated World War I

Etymologies

From Serbo-Croatian Sarajevo, from Ottoman Turkish سرای, Turkish Saray-ovası, from saray ("palace") (Persian سرای (sarāy, "inn") ), and ova "plain, lowland".[2][3] (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • SARAJEVO - The United Nations deployed French peacekeeping troops between Moslem and Serb forces in Sarajevo to enforce a ceasefire called as NATO threatened the city's Serb besiegers with air strikes.

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  • SARAJEVO - Serb shelling of Sarajevo abated dramatically after the

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  • SARAJEVO - Bosnian Serb and Moslem troops took up combat positions on two mountains overlooking Sarajevo and then stood down again when it became clear the hostilities were based on a misunderstanding.

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  • SARAJEVO - The United Nations prepared to escort hundreds of women, children and elderly civilians from the besieged Bosnian capital of Sarajevo after their evacuation was delayed for weeks,

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  • SARAJEVO - A United Nations spokesman dismissed as "disinformation" a U.S. newspaper report that U.N. peacekeepers in Sarajevo were clients at a Serb-run brothel staffed by captive Moslem and Croat women.

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  • SARAJEVO - After months without electricity, many Sarajevo residents have at last had power restored to their homes but wonder how long the lights will stay on.

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  • SARAJEVO - Serb forces removed their flag and quit a strategic mountain top near Sarajevo, bolstering prospects for Geneva peace talks and reducing a likelihood of NATO air strikes.

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  • SARAJEVO - A five-year-old girl whose terrible wounds and fight for life made her a symbol of Sarajevo left for a British hospital after public pressure prompted her airlift by Britain and the United Nations.

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  • SARAJEVO - Prominent Moslem intellectuals and religious figures in Sarajevo plan to debate the latest peace plan for Bosnia in advance of a final decision by the Moslem-led Bosnian parliament.

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  • SARAJEVO - The Bosnian government army's chief of staff and two other senior officers, including one commanding a district hit by Moslem separatism, have been dismissed, Sarajevo radio said.

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