Columbia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Christopher Columbus, the latinized name (whether from Italian (Colombo?), Spanish Colón or still another Romance language is disputed) of the European Renaissance (re?)discoverer of the Americas.

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Proper noun[edit]

Columbia

  1. (poetic) America; the United States; an appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer.
  2. (archaic) The female personification of the USA.
  3. The capital city of the state of South Carolina in the United States of America.
  4. A city in Missouri
  5. Shortened form of Columbia University.
  6. The space shuttle Columbia (named after a famous American sailing ship, Columbia Rediviva).

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Latin[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Columbia f ‎(genitive Columbiae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) Colombia

Inflection[edit]

First declension, with locative.

Case Singular
nominative Columbia
genitive Columbiae
dative Columbiae
accusative Columbiam
ablative Columbiā
vocative Columbia
locative Columbiae