paeninsula

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by Livy (59 BCE – 17 CE): paene (nearly”, “almost) + īnsula (island).[1]

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Noun[edit]

paenīnsula f (genitive paenīnsulae); first declension

  1. peninsula
    Italia et Graecia sunt paeninsulae.
    Italy and Greece are peninsulas.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative paenīnsula paenīnsulae
genitive paenīnsulae paenīnsulārum
dative paenīnsulae paenīnsulīs
accusative paenīnsulam paenīnsulās
ablative paenīnsulā paenīnsulīs
vocative paenīnsula paenīnsulae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Famous Firsts in the Ancient Greek and Roman World by David Matz (2000; McFarland; ISBN 0786405996, 9780786405992), page 121
    Livy was the first Roman author to combine the words paene (almost) and insula (island) into one: paeninsula. He used the word in the course of his description of the location of New Carthage, on the Spanish coast (26.42).