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Cincinnati: City in Ohio, laid out and named by Colonel Israel Ludlow, in honor of an organization of officers formed after the Revolutionary War and named in honor of Cincinnatus, the Roman patriot. The original settlement was called Losantiville, which was a composite name: French ville, "town," Latin os, "mouth," anti, "before," with L (the initial letter of the Licking River), that is, "the town before or opposite the mouth of Licking River."