Siberia

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English[edit]

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Geographic Russian Siberia in light red, political Siberian Federal District in dark red

Etymology[edit]

Adopted in the 17th century, from Russian Сибирь (Sibirʹ). In origin the Tatar name of a 14th-century fortress at Qashliq (Tobolsk) which became the capital of the 16th-century Khanate of Sibir, in 16th century Russian usage extended to the entire area of what is now Tyumen Oblast, and with the ongoing Russian conquest of Siberia by the 19th century to the larger area of Russia's Asian territories beyond the Ob River.

The figurative sense in English arises in the 19th century (attested in 1841 according to OED).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Siberia

  1. The region of Russia in Asia, stretching from the Urals to the Pacific Ocean.

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Noun[edit]

Siberia (plural Siberias) (also siberia)

  1. (figuratively) a cold, inhospitable place or place of exile

Latin[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Siberia f (genitive Siberiae); first declension

  1. Siberia

Inflection[edit]

First declension with locative.

Number Singular
nominative Siberia
genitive Siberiae
dative Siberiae
accusative Siberiam
ablative Siberiā
vocative Siberia
locative Siberiae

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Siberia f

  1. Siberia

Declension[edit]

gender f uncountable
Nom/Acc Siberia
Gen/Dat Siberiei

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