Formosa

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese formosa (beautiful), from Latin formosus (beautifully formed), from forma (form, shape) + the adjective suffix -osus (full of).

Proper noun[edit]

Formosa

  1. The name given to Taiwan island (Ilha Formosa, "Beautiful Isle") by passing Portuguese mariners in 1544.
  2. The name of a province of Argentina.
  3. A city of Argentina, capital of Formosa Province.

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Portuguese[edit]

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Formosa

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Etymology[edit]

From formosa (beautiful).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Formosa f

  1. Formosa; Taiwan (East Asian island)
  2. Republic of China

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