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Ca•nos•sa



Pronunciation: (ku-nos'u; It.kä-nôs'sä), [key]
n.
1. a ruined castle in N Italy: scene of the penance of Emperor Henry IV of the Holy Roman Empire before Pope Gregory VII in 1077.
2. go to Canossa, to humble oneself.

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