Melburnian

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin name for Melbourne, Melburnia, +‎ -ian.

The term can be traced back to 1876, when the case for Melburnian over Melbournian was made in the Melbourne Grammar School publication, the Melburnian. 'The diphthong, ‘ou’ is not a Latin diphthong: hence, we argued this way, Melburnia would be [the] Latin form of name, and from it comes Melburnian.' [1]

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Melburnian (plural Melburnians)

  1. A native or inhabitant of Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, Australia.

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Adjective[edit]

Melburnian (comparative more Melburnian, superlative most Melburnian)

  1. Of, from or relating to Melbourne.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ See Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series, iii, s.v. 'Melburnian'. Accessed 13 September 2015.