Cuba

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See also: cuba, cúba, cubà, Cúba, and čuba

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Disputed; likely from Taíno cubao (abundant fertile land) or coabana (great place).

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Cuba

  1. A country, and the largest island (based on land area) in the Caribbean. Capital and largest city: Havana.
  2. A locale in the United States; named for the island country.
    1. A city in Crawford County, Missouri.
    2. A town in New York, and a village within it.
    3. A city in Illinois.
    4. A village in New Mexico.
    5. A town in Alabama.
    6. A city in Kansas.
    7. An unincorporated community in Georgia.
    8. An unincorporated community in Allen County, Indiana.
    9. An unincorporated community in Owen County, Indiana.
    10. An unincorporated community in Kentucky.
    11. An unincorporated community in Clinton County, Ohio.
    12. An unincorporated community in Putnam County, Ohio.
    13. An unincorporated community in West Virginia.
    14. A ghost town in Minnesota.
    15. A ghost town in Lafayette County, Missouri.
    16. A former settlement in Lassen County, California.
    17. A former settlement in Merced County, California.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Portuguese Cuba, possibly of Arabic origin.

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Cuba

  1. A village in Beja district, Portugal.

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Aragonese[edit]

Aragonese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper noun[edit]

Cuba f

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)

Asturian[edit]

Asturian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper noun[edit]

Cuba f

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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Catalan[edit]

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Cuba f

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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Cebuano[edit]

Noun[edit]

Cuba

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)
  2. a surname

Central Nahuatl[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cuba

  1. Cuba (a country in North America)

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cuba

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)

References[edit]

  • Mancilla Sepúlveda, Héctor. (2000) Lecciones de Nahuatl, Hirata Editorial, México DF.

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Cuba

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish Cuba, of disputed origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈky.baː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Cu‧ba

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Cuba n

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean) [from late 16th c.]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: Kuba

Extremaduran[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Cuba f

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Cuba f

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)

Galician[edit]

Galician Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper noun[edit]

Cuba f

  1. Cuba

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Interlingua[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cuba

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Cuba f

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From cubō (I lie down).

Proper noun[edit]

Cuba f sg (genitive Cubae); first declension

  1. (Roman mythology) The goddess who protects the lying down of children
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Cuba
Genitive Cubae
Dative Cubae
Accusative Cubam
Ablative Cubā
Vocative Cuba

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈkuː.ba/, [ˈkuːbä] or IPA(key): /ˈku.ba/, [ˈkʊbä]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈku.ba/, [ˈkuːbɑ]
  • Note: length of the vowel uncertain: New Latin borrowing of uncertain etymology with varying length treatment in modern languages.

Proper noun[edit]

Cū̆ba f sg (genitive Cū̆bae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Cū̆ba
Genitive Cū̆bae
Dative Cū̆bae
Accusative Cū̆bam
Ablative Cū̆bā
Vocative Cū̆ba
Locative Cū̆bae

References[edit]

  • Cuba in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Cuba in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Mirandese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cuba f

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper noun[edit]

Cuba

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Cuba

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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Occitan[edit]

Occitan Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper noun[edit]

Cuba f

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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Portuguese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˈku.bɐ/, [ˈku.bɐ]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈku.bɐ/, [ˈku.βɐ]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Cuba f

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from Arabic قُبَّة(qubba, small tower), or from cuba (cask).

Proper noun[edit]

Cuba f

  1. A village and municipality of Beja district, Portugal.
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Romanian[edit]

Romanian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Cuba f

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Disputed; likely from Taíno cubao (abundant fertile land) or coabana (great place).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkuba/, [ˈku.β̞a]
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Cuba f

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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Swahili[edit]

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Cuba

  1. Cuba (an island and country in the Caribbean)

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cuba n (genitive Cubas)

  1. Dated spelling of Kuba (Cuba).
    • 1899, John af Klercker, Cuba och dess frihetskamp: en kulturhistorisk studie: med 177 illustrationer och kartor [Cuba and its struggle for liberty: a cultural-historical study: with 177 illustrations and maps]‎[1], C.& E. Gernandt: