Cap·​i·​to·​line ˈka-pə-tə-ˌlīn How to pronounce Capitoline (audio)
 British usually  kə-ˈpi-tə-ˌlīn
: of or relating to the smallest of the seven hills of ancient Rome, the temple on it, or the gods worshipped there

Word History


Latin capitolinus, from Capitolium

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Capitoline was in 1667

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Cite this Entry

“Capitoline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Cap·​i·​to·​line ˈka-pə-tə-ˌlīn How to pronounce Capitoline (audio)
 British often  kə-ˈpi-tə-
hill in Rome, Italy, one of seven on which the ancient city was built see aventine

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