Islande

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See also: Islandē, Īslande, and Īslandē

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Icelandic Ísland, from Old Norse íss (ice) + land (land, country).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Islande f

  1. Iceland

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Ísland, from íss (ice) + land (land, country).

Proper noun[edit]

Islande f

  1. Iceland

Latvian[edit]

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 Islande on Latvian Wikipedia

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Islande (Eiropā)
Islandes karogs

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Icelandic Ísland (Iceland), probably via other European languages. The more recent spelling (Īslande, with a long ī) apparently reflects the original Icelandic pronunciation better.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Islande f (5th declension)

  1. Iceland (island country in Northern Europe, with Reykjavik as its capitals)
    Islandes karogs — the flag of Iceland
    Nīderlandes karaliene — the queen of the Netherlands
    Islande jeb Īslande ir salu valsts Atlantijas okeāna ziemeļos starp Grenlandi, Norvēģiju un Britu salāmIceland (Islande or Īslande) is an island country in the north of the Atlantic Ocean between Greenland, Norway and the British Isles

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The forms with a long ī (Īslande and derived terms, like īslandietis, īslandisks, etc.) have been recently (in 2007) proposed as correct, but the forms with a short i (Islande, islandietis, islandisks, etc.) are still more frequently used.

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