A Coruña

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From Galician A Coruña, of uncertain origin.


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Proper noun[edit]

A Coruña

  1. A historic city on the coast of Galicia, Spain.
    Synonyms: La Coruña (Spanish form), Corunna (dated), The Groyne (archaic)
  2. A province of Galicia, Spain.



Galician Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia gl

Alternative forms[edit]


Uncertain. Predominant theories are:

  • A corruption of the word for “crown”;
  • From French Cluny, a commune in eastern France;
  • From Scottish Gaelic cork orrunach (literally harbor of the brave men): Celtic settlers had been known to explore the coast;
  • From Crunia, a medieval Leonese name of unknown origin.


  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /a koˈɾu.ɲa̝/, /a ˈkɾu.ɲa̝/

Proper noun[edit]

A Coruña f

  1. A Coruña (a province of Galicia, Spain; capital: A Coruña)
  2. A Coruña (a city in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain)

Usage notes[edit]

The definite article a in A Coruña and other Galician proper nouns behaves and follows the same rules as if it was placed before a common noun, and so it contracts with several prepositions, as for example:

  • de + A = da: e.g. veño da Coruña (I've arrived from A Coruña)
  • en + A = na: e.g. vivo na Coruña (I live in A Coruña)
  • por + A = pola: e.g. vai pola Coruña (stop by A Coruña)

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