Hibernia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Hibernia, from Ancient Greek Ἰέρνη (Iérnē), Ἰουερνία (Iouernía), Ἱβερνία (Hibernía).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /haɪˈbɜː(ɹ)nɪə/, /hɪˈbɜː(ɹ)nɪə/

Proper noun[edit]

Hibernia

  1. (poetic) The island of Ireland.

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Earlier Īvernia, borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἰ̄έρνη (Īérnē), Ἰ̄ουερνία (Īouernía), Ἱ̄βερνία (Hībernía), from Primitive Irish [script needed] (*īweriū) (whence Irish Éire), from Proto-Celtic *Φīweryū, from Proto-Indo-European *piHweryon-, likely related to Proto-Indo-European *piHwer- (fat), from *peyH- (fat).

Influenced in form by hībernus (wintry).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hī̆bernia f sg (genitive Hī̆berniae); first declension

  1. (historical geography) Ireland

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Hī̆bernia
Genitive Hī̆berniae
Dative Hī̆berniae
Accusative Hī̆berniam
Ablative Hī̆berniā
Vocative Hī̆bernia

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