Aberdeen

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

The first element is either Scottish Gaelic aber (river mouth) or Pictish aber (confluence), both from Proto-Celtic *abū (river). The second element is Don (river in Scotland) (the site of Old Aberdeen). Written Aberdon circa 1187 and Aberden circa 1214.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /æbə(ɹ)ˈdiːn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæb.ɚˈdin/, (some US cities) /ˈæb.ɚˌdin/

Proper noun[edit]

Aberdeen

  1. A port city in Scotland, on the North Sea.
  2. A council area of Scotland including the city, one of 32 created in 1996.
  3. A former county in northeastern Scotland; see Aberdeenshire.
  4. A locality in Monroe County, Arkansas.
  5. An unincorporated community in Inyo County, California.
  6. A census-designated place in Florida.
  7. A village in Georgia, United States.
  8. A city in Idaho.
  9. An unincorporated community in Ohio County, Indiana.
  10. A census-designated place in Porter County, Indiana.
  11. An unincorporated community in Butler County, Kentucky.
  12. A city in eastern Maryland, home of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
  13. A city, the county seat of Monroe County, Mississippi.
  14. A town in New South Wales.
  15. A town in North Carolina.
  16. A community in Nova Scotia.
  17. A village in Ohio.
  18. A community in Ontario.
  19. A town in Saskatchewan.
  20. A town in Eastern Cape, South Africa.
  21. A city, the county seat of Brown County, in northeastern South Dakota, United States.
  22. A suburb of Devonport, in northern Tasmania, Australia.
  23. A city in Washington.
  24. An unincorporated community in Lewis County, West Virginia.
  25. An area and town in the Southern District, Hong Kong.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Definitions 7 and 16 use the US pronunciation.

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Noun[edit]

Aberdeen (plural Aberdeens)

  1. (usually capitalized) A wide evenly curved fishhook.[1]
  2. (usually capitalized) Alternative form of Aberdeen terrier

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], →ISBN), page 3
  • 2003, A. D. Mills, A Dictionary of British Place-Names, Oxford University Press →ISBN

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

Etymology[edit]

From English Aberdeen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Aberdeen f

  1. Aberdeen (a city in Scotland)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Aberdeen.

Proper noun[edit]

Aberdeen f

  1. Aberdeen (a city in Scotland)