Acadia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian Archadia (1520), possibly from Ancient Greek Ἀρκαδία (Arkadía, a place of rural peace in pastoral poetry), or possibly from Mi'kmaq akadie (fertile land).

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Proper noun[edit]

Acadia

  1. (history) A colonial territory owned by France in the 17th and early 18th centuries, spanning over what is now northeast USA and the Maritime provinces of eastern Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland)
  2. Acadia National Park, a national park in Maine
  3. A parish in southern Louisiana settled by Acadian exiles.

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Proper noun[edit]

Acadia f (genitive Acadiae); first declension

  1. Acadia

Inflection[edit]

First declension with locative.

Number Singular
nominative Acadia
genitive Acadiae
dative Acadiae
accusative Acadiam
ablative Acadiā
vocative Acadia
locative Acadiae