Winnipeg

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Etymology[edit]

  • From Ojibwa wiinibig ("dirty waters"), from wiini’ ("to make someone dirty"), wiinad ("it is dirty"), plus nibi ("water"), plural nibig ("waters").
  • After the lake, from Cree and Ojibwa ouenpig ("murky water"), describing the river's water entering the lake (CanOD).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɪnəˈpɛɡ/
  • Hyphenation: Win‧ni‧peg
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Proper noun[edit]

Winnipeg

  1. A city in Canada, the provincial capital of Manitoba.
  2. Lake Winnipeg, a large lake in Manitoba.
  3. Winnipeg River, a river that flows 813 km from Lake of the Woods, Ontario, into Lake Winnipeg.

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References[edit]

  • “Winnipeg” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004.