WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Ca•nos•sa  (kə nosə; It. kä nôssä),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Place Names, World Historya 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. Idiomsgo to Canossa, to humble oneself.

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