Formosa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Proper noun[edit]

Formosa

  1. (historical) The island of Taiwan (Ilha Formosa, "Beautiful Isle") as named by passing Portuguese mariners in 1544.
  2. A province in the north 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]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From formosa (beautiful).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Formosa f

  1. Formosa; Taiwan (an island of Taiwan in the Pacific)
    Synonym: Taiwan

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

Proper noun[edit]

Formosa ?

  1. Formosa (province)

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