Jersey

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English[edit]

Jersey cattle (2)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Gersey, from Anglo-Norman Gersui, further etymology disputed. Probably from Old Norse [Term?], compound of Geirs (Geirr's) +‎ ey (island). Also occasionally and historically connected to Latin Caesarea, a common name given to locations conquered by the Romans in honor of Caesar (compare French Césarée). The latter theory still bestows the Latin translation of the island.

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Jersey

  1. A dependency of the United Kingdom; the largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel between France and England.
    • 2018, Oliver Bullough, chapter 3, in Moneyland, Profile Books, →ISBN:
      The resilience of Jersey’s elite is not new (Jersey is perhaps the only place in Europe that had the same government before, during and after Nazi occupation) but it had never previously been described with such forensic force.
  2. A breed of dairy cattle from Jersey.
  3. An English earldom.
  4. (US, informal) New Jersey.
  5. A town in Georgia, United States.

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Noun[edit]

Jersey (plural Jerseys)

  1. A cow of the Jersey breed.

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Catalan[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Jersey m

  1. Jersey

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Jersey.

Proper noun[edit]

Jersey (genitive Jerseys)

  1. Jersey (island)

French[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ʒɛʁ.zɛ/
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Jersey f

  1. Jersey (island)

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Italian[edit]

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Jersey m

  1. Jersey (island)
  2. The letter J in the Italian spelling alphabet
    Synonym: Jesolo

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jersey in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

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Jersey

  1. Jersey (island in the Channel Islands)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Proper noun[edit]

Jersey

  1. Jersey (island in the Channel Islands)

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Portuguese[edit]

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Jersey f

  1. Jersey (an island and dependency of the United Kingdom in the English Channel)

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Jersey f

  1. Jersey

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