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 Christopher Columbus.
  2. (dated) The female personification of the USA.
  3. A city in Kentucky, USA, and the county seat of Adair County.
  4. A small town in Louisiana, USA, and the parish seat of Caldwell Parish.
  5. A city in Mississippi, USA, and the county seat of Marion County.
  6. A city in Missouri, USA, and the county seat of Boone County.
  7. The capital city of the state of South Carolina in the United States of America, and the county seat of Richland County.
  8. A city in Tennessee, USA, and the county seat of Maury County.
  9. A river shared by Canada and the United States.
  10. Shortened form of Columbia University.
  11. The space shuttle Columbia (named after a famous American sailing ship, Columbia Rediviva).
  12. Misspelling of Colombia.

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Catalan[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Columbia f

  1. Columbia

Latin[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Columbia f (genitive Columbiae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) Colombia

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

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

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