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]

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).

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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

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