Illinois

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
Map of US highlighting Illinois

Etymology[edit]

From a French adaptation of an Algonquian (perhaps Ojibwe) name derived from Miami ilenweewa (he speaks the regular way).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪləˈnɔɪ/
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Illinois

  1. A state of the United States.
  2. A tribe who formerly inhabited the region between the Wabash and Mississippi rivers.
  3. The language spoken by this tribe, the Miami-Illinois language.
    • 1917, Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, page 91:
      Another interesting Illinois word is the name of the celebrated chief, which the French made Chachagouache.
    • 2004, Sandy Nestor, Indian Placenames in America, volume 1, page 61:
      PISTAKEE LAKE (Lake) Part of the Chain of Lakes, Pistakee is an Illinois word taken from pestekouy, meaning "buffalo"[.]
    • 2005, Jennifer Lee, The Illinois Confederacy of Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, ..., page 5:
      These words are believed to have come from the Illinois word "irenweewa," which meant "he speaks in the ordinary way."
    • 2013, Brett Rushforth, Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries, page 56:
      Another Illinois word describing physical detention, kikiȣnakiȣi, meant “slave” in the seventeenth century, but in modern usage the root has softened into a meaning that suggests being detained, held up, or merely running late.
  4. A river in the United States that flows from northern Illinois to the Mississippi River.
  5. A river in the United States that flows from the Never Summer Mountains in the Rockies into the Michigan River.
  6. A river in the United States that flows from the Ozarks into the Arkansas River.
  7. A river in the United States that flows from southwestern Oregon into the Rogue river.
  8. University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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Noun[edit]

Illinois (plural Illinois)

  1. A member of the above-mentioned tribe.

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Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Illinois.

Proper noun[edit]

Illinois (genitive Illinois')

  1. Illinois (a state of the United States)

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Illinois.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈilːinoi̯s/, [ˈilːino̞i̯s̠]
  • Rhymes: -ilːinois
  • Syllabification: Il‧li‧nois

Proper noun[edit]

Illinois

  1. Illinois (a state of the United States)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Illinois (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Illinois
genitive Illinoisin
partitive Illinoisia
illative Illinoisiin
singular plural
nominative Illinois
accusative nom. Illinois
gen. Illinoisin
genitive Illinoisin
partitive Illinoisia
inessive Illinoisissa
elative Illinoisista
illative Illinoisiin
adessive Illinoisilla
ablative Illinoisilta
allative Illinoisille
essive Illinoisina
translative Illinoisiksi
instructive
abessive Illinoisitta
comitative
Possessive forms of Illinois (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Illinoisini Illinoisimme
2nd person Illinoisisi Illinoisinne
3rd person Illinoisinsa

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Illinois m

  1. Illinois (a state of the United States)

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Illinois, chiefly through English Illinois.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪliˌnɔʏ̯/
  • IPA(key): /ˌɪliˈnɔʏ̯/ (probably less common)
  • (file)
    (unclear which stress pattern is used)

Proper noun[edit]

Illinois n (genitive Illinois')

  1. Illinois (a state of the United States)

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Etymology[edit]

From English Illinois.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Illinois m

  1. Illinois (a state of the United States)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Illinois.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Illinois m

  1. Illinois (a state of the United States)

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Illinois m

  1. Illinois (a state of the United States)

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