Manhattan

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English[edit]

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Manhattan island

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Etymology[edit]

From the earlier form Manna-hata recorded by Dutch travelers and settlers, from its name in Unami, the local Algonquian language. That name is usually taken to be a compound of Unami mënatay (island) or Munsee munahan (compare Abenaki manahan) and another element.

Based on a report by Anthony Heckewelder that the name Manhattan derives from the wooded area whose trees were suitable for making bows, Goddard explains the early forms Manna-hatta(n) and Mannahachtink as spellings of manaháhtaan "place for gathering the wood to make bows" and a related locative form manaháhteenk. compound of Munsee manah- (gather) + -aht (bow) + -aan (place).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mænˈhæt.ən/
  • (NYC) IPA(key): /mənˈhæt.ən/, [mn̩ˈhætn̩] enPR: Mənhătən,
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Proper noun[edit]

Manhattan

  1. An indigenous people of North America who lived in present day New York State.
  2. A borough of New York City, New York, United States, mainly on Manhattan Island, coterminous with New York County.
  3. An island in New York, United States, Manhattan Island.
  4. A city, the county seat of Riley County, Kansas, United States.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Goddard, Ives, “The Origin and Meaning of the Name 'Manhattan'”, in New York History[1], Fall 2010

Noun[edit]

Manhattan (plural Manhattans)

  1. A cocktail made from whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Manhattan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛnˈhɛtən/, [mɛnˈhɛtn̩]
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Proper noun[edit]

Manhattan n (genitive Manhattans)

  1. Manhattan (a borough and island in New York City, New York, United States)

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Noun[edit]

Manhattan m (genitive Manhattan or Manhattans, plural Manhattan or Manhattans)

  1. Manhattan (cocktail)

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