Etymology
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Vatican

1550s, from Latin mons Vaticanus, Roman hill on which Papal palace stands. By Klein's sources said to be an Etruscan loan-word and unrelated to vates "soothsayer, prophet, seer" (see vates), but most others seem to think it is related, on the notion of "hill of prophecy" (compare vaticinatio "a foretelling, soothsaying, prophesying," vaticinari "to foretell").

updated on November 14, 2018

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Definitions of Vatican from WordNet

Vatican (n.)
the residence of the Catholic Pope in the Vatican City;
Synonyms: Vatican Palace
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