Iowa

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English[edit]

Map of US highlighting Iowa

Etymology[edit]

From French Aiouez/Ayoés, an early transliteration of the name for the Iowa tribe, from Dakota ayúxba (sleepy ones).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (state, river):
    • (US) IPA(key): /ˈaɪəwə/, (obsolete) /ˈaɪəweɪ/[1]
    • (file)
  • (town in Louisiana):

Proper noun[edit]

Iowa

  1. A state in the Midwestern region of the United States. Capital and largest city: Des Moines.
    • 1951, Herbert Hoover, The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover, Years of Adventure 1874–1920[1], New York: Macmillan Company, →OCLC, →OL, page 1:
      I prefer to think of Iowa as I saw it through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy. Those were eyes filled with the wonders of Iowa’s streams and woods, of the mystery of growing crops.
  2. A tributary of the Mississippi River which flows through Iowa in a southeast direction.
  3. A town in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
  4. University of Iowa.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

Iowa (plural Iowas)

  1. One of the Native Americans formerly occupying the region now included in the state of Iowa.

See also[edit]

Divisions of the United States of America in English (layout · text)
States: Alabama · Alaska · Arizona · Arkansas · California · Colorado · Connecticut · Delaware · Florida · Georgia · Hawaii · Idaho · Illinois · Indiana · Iowa · Kansas · Kentucky · Louisiana · Maine · Maryland · Massachusetts · Michigan · Minnesota · Mississippi · Missouri · Montana · Nebraska · Nevada · New Hampshire · New Jersey · New Mexico · New York · North Carolina · North Dakota · Ohio · Oklahoma · Oregon · Pennsylvania · Rhode Island · South Carolina · South Dakota · Tennessee · Texas · Utah · Vermont · Virginia · Washington · West Virginia · Wisconsin · Wyoming
Federal District: Washington, D.C.
Territories: American Samoa · Guam · Northern Mariana Islands · Puerto Rico · United States minor outlying islands · United States Virgin Islands

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harold B. Allen (June 1956), “Distribution Patterns of Place-Name Pronunciations”, in Names: A Journal of Onomastics, volume 6, issue 2, →DOI, pages 74-77: “Since no members of the younger generation are reported as using this form [/ˈaɪəweɪ/], it would seem safe to predict its disappearance within the next two generations.”

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Iowa.

Proper noun[edit]

Iowa (genitive Iowas)

  1. Iowa (a state of the United States)

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Iowa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈioʋɑ/, [ˈio̞ʋɑ̝]
  • IPA(key): /ˈɑi̯oʋɑ/, [ˈɑ̝i̯o̞ʋɑ̝]

Proper noun[edit]

Iowa

  1. Iowa (a state of the United States)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Iowa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Iowa
genitive Iowan
partitive Iowaa
illative Iowaan
singular plural
nominative Iowa
accusative nom. Iowa
gen. Iowan
genitive Iowan
partitive Iowaa
inessive Iowassa
elative Iowasta
illative Iowaan
adessive Iowalla
ablative Iowalta
allative Iowalle
essive Iowana
translative Iowaksi
abessive Iowatta
instructive
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Iowa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Iowani
accusative nom. Iowani
gen. Iowani
genitive Iowani
partitive Iowaani
inessive Iowassani
elative Iowastani
illative Iowaani
adessive Iowallani
ablative Iowaltani
allative Iowalleni
essive Iowanani
translative Iowakseni
abessive Iowattani
instructive
comitative
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Iowasi
accusative nom. Iowasi
gen. Iowasi
genitive Iowasi
partitive Iowaasi
inessive Iowassasi
elative Iowastasi
illative Iowaasi
adessive Iowallasi
ablative Iowaltasi
allative Iowallesi
essive Iowanasi
translative Iowaksesi
abessive Iowattasi
instructive
comitative
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Iowamme
accusative nom. Iowamme
gen. Iowamme
genitive Iowamme
partitive Iowaamme
inessive Iowassamme
elative Iowastamme
illative Iowaamme
adessive Iowallamme
ablative Iowaltamme
allative Iowallemme
essive Iowanamme
translative Iowaksemme
abessive Iowattamme
instructive
comitative
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Iowanne
accusative nom. Iowanne
gen. Iowanne
genitive Iowanne
partitive Iowaanne
inessive Iowassanne
elative Iowastanne
illative Iowaanne
adessive Iowallanne
ablative Iowaltanne
allative Iowallenne
essive Iowananne
translative Iowaksenne
abessive Iowattanne
instructive
comitative
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Iowansa
accusative nom. Iowansa
gen. Iowansa
genitive Iowansa
partitive Iowaansa
inessive Iowassaan
Iowassansa
elative Iowastaan
Iowastansa
illative Iowaansa
adessive Iowallaan
Iowallansa
ablative Iowaltaan
Iowaltansa
allative Iowalleen
Iowallensa
essive Iowanaan
Iowanansa
translative Iowakseen
Iowaksensa
abessive Iowattaan
Iowattansa
instructive
comitative

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Iowa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Iowa m

  1. Iowa (a state of the United States)

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈaɪ̯ova]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Io‧wa

Proper noun[edit]

Iowa n (proper noun, genitive Iowas or (optionally with an article) Iowa)

  1. Iowa (a state of the United States)

Further reading[edit]

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Iowa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Iowa m

  1. Iowa (a state of the United States)

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Iowa, from French Aiouez, an early transliteration of the name for the Iowa tribe, from Dakota ayúxba (sleepy ones).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈjɔ.wa/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔwa
  • Syllabification: I‧o‧wa

Proper noun[edit]

Iowa f (indeclinable)

  1. Iowa (a state of the United States)

Further reading[edit]

  • Iowa in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English Iowa, from French Aiouez, after the Iowa tribe.

Proper noun[edit]

Iowa m

  1. Iowa (a state of the United States)

Slovak[edit]

Slovak Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sk

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Iowa f (genitive singular Iowy, declension pattern of žena)

  1. Iowa (a state of the United States)

References[edit]

  • Iowa”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Iowa f

  1. Iowa (a state of the United States)

See also[edit]