- A historic city on the coast of Galicia, Spain.
- A province of Galicia, Spain.
- Cruña (dated)
Uncertain. Predominant theories are:
- A corruption of the word for “crown”;
- From French Cluny, a commune in eastern France;
- From Scottish Gaelic cork orrunach (literally “harbor of the brave men”): Celtic settlers had been known to explore the coast;
- From Crunia, a medieval Leonese name of unknown origin.
A Coruña f
- A Coruña (a province of Galicia, Spain; capital: A Coruña)
- A Coruña (a city in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain)
The definite article a in A Coruña and other Galician proper nouns behaves and follows the same rules as if it was placed before a common noun, and so it contracts with several prepositions, as for example:
- de + A = da: e.g. veño da Coruña (“I've arrived from A Coruña”)
- en + A = na: e.g. vivo na Coruña (“I live in A Coruña”)
- por + A = pola: e.g. vai pola Coruña (“stop by A Coruña”)