San-diego definition

săn dē-āgō
A city of southern California on San Diego Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean near the Mexican border. Founded as a Spanish mission in 1769, the city grew as a port after the coming of the railroad in the 1880s.
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(place) Seaport in S Calif.
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A city in southwest California.
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Places named after Saint Diego.
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Origin of san-diego

  • From Spanish, from Santiago, a combination of "Sant' Iago", and "Saint James". Sant is from Latin Sanctus, "holy" or "saint". Iago is a northwestern Spanish form from Latin Jacobus, "James". The name Diego is sometimes confused with the Latin name Didacus.

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