Espanha

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal Espanha, from Latin Hispānia.

Proper noun[edit]

Espanha f

  1. Spain

Old Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Hispānia. Compare Old Spanish Espanna and Old Portuguese Espanna.

Proper noun[edit]

Espanha f (nominative singular Espanha)

  1. Iberia; modern day Spain and Portugal

Derived terms[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Espanha

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese Espanna (Iberian Peninsula), from Latin Hispānia, possibly derived from the Punic אי שפן (I-Shaphan, coast of hyraxes).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Espanha f

  1. Spain (a country in southwestern Europe)
  2. (obsolete or poetic) Iberian Peninsula

Usage notes[edit]

In European usage, Espanha belongs to a small group of place names (along with França, Inglaterra and Itália) which can be used without the definite article when governed by a preposition: Viveu muito tempo em Espanha.

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