Ceylon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Ceilão, eventually from Ancient Greek Σελεδίβα (Seledíba), from Pali sīhaḷadīva, sīeḷedīva, or from Sanskrit सिंहल (siṃhala, Sinhala) (from सिंह (siṃha, lion)) + द्वीप (dvīpa, island). Doublet of Sinhala.

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Proper noun[edit]

Ceylon

  1. (archaic) Sri Lanka [prior to 1972].
  2. (very rare) A male given name transferred from the place name.

Usage notes[edit]

The term Ceylon is generally considered archaic, having been replaced by Sri Lanka, but it is still used in some contexts; see usage notes for Sri Lanka.

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

Ceylon (uncountable)

  1. Short for Ceylon tea.

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Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ceylon

  1. (historical) Ceylon (former name of the island and state of Sri Lanka)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Ceylon (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative Ceylon
genitive Ceylonin
partitive Ceylonia
illative Ceyloniin
singular plural
nominative Ceylon
accusative nom. Ceylon
gen. Ceylonin
genitive Ceylonin
partitive Ceylonia
inessive Ceylonissa
elative Ceylonista
illative Ceyloniin
adessive Ceylonilla
ablative Ceylonilta
allative Ceylonille
essive Ceylonina
translative Ceyloniksi
instructive
abessive Ceylonitta
comitative
Possessive forms of Ceylon (type paperi)
possessor singular plural
1st person Ceylonini Ceylonimme
2nd person Ceylonisi Ceyloninne
3rd person Ceyloninsa

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Usage notes[edit]

  • still used in the names of many plants and animals

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