Formosa

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese formosa ‎(beautiful), from Latin formosus ‎(beautifully formed), from forma ‎(form, shape) + the adjective suffix -osus ‎(full of).

Proper noun[edit]

Formosa

  1. The name given to Taiwan island (Ilha Formosa, "Beautiful Isle") by passing Portuguese mariners in 1544.
  2. The name of a province of Argentina.
  3. A city of Argentina, capital of Formosa Province.

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Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Formosa

  1. (dated) Formosa (old name of Taiwan)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Formosa (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative Formosa
genitive Formosan
partitive Formosaa
illative Formosaan
singular plural
nominative Formosa
accusative nom.? Formosa
gen. Formosan
genitive Formosan
partitive Formosaa
inessive Formosassa
elative Formosasta
illative Formosaan
adessive Formosalla
ablative Formosalta
allative Formosalle
essive Formosana
translative Formosaksi
instructive
abessive Formosatta
comitative

Portuguese[edit]

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Formosa

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From formosa ‎(beautiful).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Formosa f

  1. Formosa; Taiwan (East Asian island)
  2. Republic of China

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