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.

Derived terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Alternate forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hibernia f (genitive Hiberniae); first declension

  1. (historical geography) Ireland

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular
nominative Hibernia
genitive Hiberniae
dative Hiberniae
accusative Hiberniam
ablative Hiberniā
vocative Hibernia

References[edit]

  • Hibernia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Hibernia” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Hibernia in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Hibernia in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly