Columbia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Christopher Columbus, the latinized name (whether from Italian (Colombo?), Spanish Colón or still another Romance language is disputed) of the European Renaissance (re?)discoverer of the Americas.

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Proper noun[edit]

Columbia

  1. (poetic) America; the United States; an appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer.
  2. (archaic) The female personification of the USA.
  3. The capital and largest city of South Carolina.
  4. A city in Missouri
  5. Shortened form of Columbia University.
  6. The space shuttle Columbia (named after a famous American sailing ship, Columbia Rediviva).

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Proper noun[edit]

Columbia f (genitive Columbiae); first declension

  1. Colombia

Inflection[edit]

First declension with locative.

Number Singular
nominative Columbia
genitive Columbiae
dative Columbiae
accusative Columbiam
ablative Columbiā
vocative Columbia
locative Columbiae