Meaning of Capitoline in English:


Pronunciation /kəˈpɪtəlʌɪn/ /kəˈpɪt(ə)lʌɪn/ /ˈkapɪtəlʌɪn/


  • 1Designating, of, or relating to the smallest of the hills of Rome or the temple which formerly stood at its summit.

  • 2US Of or relating to the Capitol in Washington or the capitol building in a particular State.


  • The Capitoline Hill in Rome.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Lydgate (c1370–c1449), poet and prior of Hatfield Regis. From classical Latin Capitōlīnus of or connected with the Capitol, epithet of Jupiter from Capitōlium + -īnus.