Latinized translation of French Bohème, from Late Latin Boiohaemum, compound of Germanic *haimaz (“home”) (more at home) and Boio- ‘the Boii’, the Celtic tribe previously inhabiting the area. Bohemia was abandoned by the Boii ca. 60 BCE. and settled by the Germanic Marcomanni shortly thereafter. Related to Bavaria.
Bohemia (plural Bohemias)
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