Benin

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See also: Bénin, Benín, bénin, and bénîn

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Benim, from Isekiri Ubinu, from Yoruba ile ibinu (house of vexation).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Be‧nin
  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɛˈnɪn/, /bɛˈniːn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /bəˈnin/, /bəˈnɪn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪn, Rhymes: -iːn

Proper noun[edit]

Benin

  1. A country in West Africa, formerly Dahomey.
    1. People's Republic of Benin, from 1975 to 1990
    2. Republic of Benin, since 1990

Hypernyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isidore Okpewho (1998) Once Upon a Kingdom[1], Indiana University Press, page 176.

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Afrikaans Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia af

Proper noun[edit]

Benin

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

Breton[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Benin ?

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Benin m inan

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Benin

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /beːˈnin/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Be‧nin
  • Rhymes: -in

Proper noun[edit]

Benin n

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

Derived terms[edit]


Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Benin

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Benim, transcription of local corruption of Itsekiri ubinu, from Yoruba ile ibinu (house of vexation).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Benin n

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Benin
Accusative Benin
Dative Benini
Genitive Benins

Finnish[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fi

Proper noun[edit]

Benin

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Benin (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Benin
genitive Beninin
partitive Beniniä
illative Beniniin
singular plural
nominative Benin
accusative nom. Benin
gen. Beninin
genitive Beninin
partitive Beniniä
inessive Beninissä
elative Beninistä
illative Beniniin
adessive Beninillä
ablative Beniniltä
allative Beninille
essive Benininä
translative Beniniksi
instructive
abessive Beninittä
comitative
Possessive forms of Benin (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Beninini Beninimme
2nd person Beninisi Benininne
3rd person Benininsä

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Benin n (genitive Benins)

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

Derived terms[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

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 Benin on Hungarian Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ˈbɛnin]
  • Hyphenation: Be‧nin
  • Rhymes: -in

Proper noun[edit]

Benin

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa; official name: Republic of Benin)
    Synonym: Benini Köztársaság (official name)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative Benin
accusative Benint
dative Beninnek
instrumental Beninnel
causal-final Beninért
translative Beninné
terminative Beninig
essive-formal Beninként
essive-modal
inessive Beninben
superessive Beninen
adessive Beninnél
illative Beninbe
sublative Beninre
allative Beninhez
elative Beninből
delative Beninről
ablative Benintől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Beniné
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Beninéi
Possessive forms of Benin
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Beninem
2nd person sing. Benined
3rd person sing. Beninje
1st person plural Beninünk
2nd person plural Beninetek
3rd person plural Beninjük

Derived terms[edit]


Interlingua[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Benin

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Proper noun[edit]

Benin m

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

Benin

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ベニン

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Proper noun[edit]

Benin

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Proper noun[edit]

Benin

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

Related terms[edit]


Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Benin m

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Benin in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Benin

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bênin/
  • Hyphenation: Be‧nin

Proper noun[edit]

Bȅnin m (Cyrillic spelling Бе̏нин)

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

Declension[edit]


Swahili[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Benin

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

See also[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Benim, from Isekiri Ubinu, from Yoruba ile ibinu (house of vexation).[1]

Proper noun[edit]

Benin n (genitive Benins)

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

Related terms[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish Benín (Benin).

Proper noun[edit]

Benín

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)

Turkish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Benin

  1. Benin (a country in West Africa)
  1. ^ Isidore Okpewho (1998) Once Upon a Kingdom[2], Indiana University Press, page 176.