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From French Lisbonne, from Arabic لِشْبُونَة(lišbūna), from Latin Olisīpō, the origin of which is uncertain.[1] Older spellings include Ulixbona and Ulixbuna (in the Visigothic era); Ὀλισσιπών (Olissipṓn) or Ὀλισσιπόνα (Olissipóna) (by Greek writers), Olisippo (by Pliny the Elder), and Ulyssippo (by Pomponius Mela of Hispania), the last of which relates to the first-century Roman folk etymology that it was founded by and named after Ulysses; another common folk etymology is the Phoenician 𐤏𐤋𐤉𐤑 𐤏𐤁𐤀(ʿlyṣ ʿbʾ /⁠ʿaliṣ-ʿuboʾ⁠/, safe harbour), but there is not much evidence for such words.

Another possibility, based on hydronomy of the area, derives the name from a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia's appellation for the Tagus, Lisso or Lucio.


  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪzbən/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪzbən

Proper noun[edit]


  1. The capital city of Portugal; capital city of Lisbon district.
  2. (metonymically) the Portuguese government
  3. A district of Portugal.
  4. A city, the county seat of Ransom County, North Dakota, United States.
  5. A village, the county seat of Columbiana County, Ohio, United States, originally named New Lisbon.

Derived terms[edit]




  1. A sweet, light-coloured wine from Portugal.
    • 1808–10, William Hickey, Memoirs of a Georgian Rake, Folio Society 1995, p. 165:
      We had plenty of port wine and Lisbon, which, with uninterrupted good humour, made the hours glide rapidly away.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jack Malcolm, Lisbon: City of the Sea: A History (2007)



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Proper noun[edit]

Lisbon f (not mutable)

  1. Lisbon (the capital city of Portugal)