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səˈlɛər noʊ, -ˈlɜr-Saler·no

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Salerno(noun)

    a battle in World War II; the port was captured by United States troops in September 1943


  1. Salerno(ProperNoun)

    A province of Campania, Italy.

  2. Salerno(ProperNoun)

    A town, the capital of Salerno.


  1. Salerno

    Salerno is a city and comune in Campania and is the capital of the province of the same name. It is located on the Gulf of Salerno on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Salerno is the main town close to the Costiera Amalfitana and is mostly known for its Schola Medica Salernitana. In the 16th century, under the Sanseverino family, among the most powerful feudal lords in Southern Italy, the city became a great centre of learning, culture and the arts, and the family hired several of the greatest intellectuals of the time. Later, in 1694, the city was struck by several catastrophic earthquakes and plagues, and afterwards a period of Spanish rule which would last until the 18th century. After that, Salerno became part of the Parthenopean Republic and saw a period of Napoleonic rule. In recent history the city hosted the King of Italy, who moved from Rome in 1943 after Italy negotiated a peace with the Allies in World War II. A brief so-called "government of the South" was then established in the town, that became the "capital" of Italy for some months. Some of the Allied landings during Operation Avalanche occurred near Salerno.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Salerno

    a city of South Italy, on a gulf of the name, 33 m. SE. of Naples; has some fine Gothic buildings, notably the cathedral of St. Matthew; had a European fame in the Middle Ages for its medical school and university, closed in 1817; cotton-spinning is the chief industry; in the neighbourhood are the ruins of Pæstum and an old Norman castle.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. salerno

    (anc. Salernum). A town of Naples, capital of the province of Principato Citra, 30 miles southeast from Naples. It was captured during the Social war by the Samnite general Papius. After the fall of the Western empire Salerno rose to its height. It passed first into the hands of the Goths, then into those of the Lombards, from whom it was taken by the Saracens in 905; but fifteen years after, it was recovered by the Greek emperor, and subsequently reverted to the Lombards. In 1076 Salerno was taken, after a siege of eight months, by Robert Guiscard; and thenceforward became the capital of the Norman possessions south of the Apennines. In 1193 the town was destroyed by the emperor Henry VI.

Anagrams for Salerno »

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  2. reloans

  3. Orleans, Orléans

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  5. Orleans

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Salerno in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Salerno in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Salerno in a Sentence

  1. Mike Lawrence:

    Fred Salerno, Philippe Dauman, and (Viacom board member) George Abrams have repeatedly told the courts that the Viacom board is being blocked from meeting with Sumner, leaving them no choice but to pursue claims, that fiction has been shattered.

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