Bohemia

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Etymology[edit]

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.[1] Related to Bavaria.

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Bohemia

  1. a region in the west of the former Czechoslovakia and present-day Czech Republic.

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Bohemia (plural Bohemias)

  1. A community of bohemians, unconventional artists or writers.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg). “Boiohaemum.” Brill’s New Pauly, 2012. Reference. 14 March 2012 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/brill-s-new-pauly/boiohaemum-e218860>

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