From Middle English Italy, Italie, from Old English Italia (“Italy”), from Latin Ītalia (“Italy”), via Ancient Greek Ἰταλία (Ītaliā), from Oscan [script?] (Víteliú) (a name for the southwestern tip of the boot of Italy), meaning "land of bulls" in Oscan; usually assumed to be a cognate of vitulus (“calf”), despite the different length of the i.
- A country in southern Europe, one of the states of the European Union. Official name: The Italian Republic (in Italian, la Repubblica Italiana).
- A peninsula in the Mediterranean, occupied by the countries of Italy, San Marino and the Vatican.
- Italianise, Italianisation, Italianize, Italianization
- Appendix:Place names in Italy
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