Ceylon

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From Ancient Greek Σελεδίβα(Seledíba), from Pali sīhaḷadīva, sīeḷedīva, from Old Tamil சேரன்தீவு(cēraṉtīvu), from சேரர்(cērar, hill people), plus தீவு(tīvu, island),
or from Sanskrit सिंहल(siṃhala, Sinhala) (from सिंह(siṃha, lion)) + द्वीप(dvīpa, island).

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Ceylon

  1. (archaic) Sri Lanka [prior to 1972].
  2. A male given name

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The term Ceylon is generally considered archaic, having been replaced by Sri Lanka, but it is still used in some contexts; see usage notes for Sri Lanka.

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