Buenos Aires

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish Buenos Aires, named after a title of the Virgin Mary, itself ultimately from Aragonese buen ayre (good air) or Sardinian bonaria. The first English attestation dates to 1764.

Pronunciation[edit]

(US) IPA(key): /ˌbweɪnoʊs ˈaɪɹeɪs/

Proper noun[edit]

Buenos Aires

  1. The capital city of Argentina.
  2. The largest and most populous province in Argentina, part of the Pampas region

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  • John Nourse (Londres) (1764). Navigation Or, the Art of Sailing Upon the Sea: Containing a Demonstration of the Fundamental Principles of this Art Together with All the Practical Rules of Computing a Ship's Way Both by Plain Sailing, Mercator, and Middel Latitude Founded Upon the Foregoing Principles with Many Other Useful Things Hereto Belonging to which are Added Several Necessary Tables.

Catalan[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Buenos Aires ?

  1. Buenos Aires

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

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Buenos Aires n

  1. Buenos Aires

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌbu̯ɛnɔsˈʔaɪ̯ʁəs/

Proper noun[edit]

Buenos Aires n (genitive Buenos Aires')

  1. Buenos Aires

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Buenos Aires f

  1. Buenos Aires (the capital city of Argentina)

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

Proper noun[edit]

Buenos Aires ?

  1. Buenos Aires (capital of Argentina)
  2. Buenos Aires (a province of Argentina)

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