Mississippi

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Map of US highlighting the state of Mississippi
Map showing the Mississippi River and its drainage basin

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmɪ.sɪˈsɪ.pi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪpi

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Ojibwe misi-ziibi (great river)/ᒥᓯ᐀ᓰᐱ (misi-siipi).

Proper noun[edit]

Mississippi

  1. A state of the United States.
    • 2014 November 2, “State Legislatures and ALEC”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 1, episode 23, HBO:
      That’s right. In fact, a law which passed in Mississippi is so restrictive, it could close the one remaining abortion clinic they have in the entire state, meaning a Mississippi woman, right now, could be saying to herself, “I need to go someplace more progressive like Alabama.”
  2. A major river in the United States that flows from north-central Minnesota into the Gulf of Mexico.
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Interjection[edit]

Mississippi

  1. Used in a common chronometric counting scheme, in which each iteration is sequentially numbered and supposed to be approximately one second in length.
    • 1996, “Cheers & Jeers”, in Field and Stream, v 101, September, p 12:
      Any reader who uses the old “One Mississippi, Two Mississippi, etc.” method to estimate distance to a storm, and doesn't get any further than a count of five to eight had better be in a safe shelter.
    • 2008, Tim Winton, Breath, Picador UK Paperback edition 2008, Ch.3, p.30:
      We had lungs like camel bladders by then; we sledged each other mercilessly, each daring the other to break the two-minute limit beneath the diving board. In the summer sea when it was flat-calm and there was nothing else to do but dive down and lie on the clean, ribbed bottom and hold our breaths to count Mississippis we got pretty close to our goal.

Noun[edit]

Mississippi (plural Mississippis)

  1. A recitation of “Mississippi” (interjection).
    • 1997, George Clark, The Small Bees’ Honey: Stories, Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, page 129:
      I counted five Mississippis between each flash of lightning and the thunder crash that followed.

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Although its current spelling may be derived from that of its much larger American cousin, it is most certainly a corruption of a different indigenous name, as the translation “great water” would not apply to a relatively minor tributary of the Ottawa, definitely the largest river in the area. Instead, the name may originate from Mazinaa[bikinigan]-ziibi, Algonquian for “[painted] image river”, referring to the pictographs found on Mazinaw Lake, though this is by no means proven.

Proper noun[edit]

Mississippi

  1. A river in Canada that flows from eastern Ontario into the Ottawa River.
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Further reading[edit]

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Mississippi.

Proper noun[edit]

Mississippi (genitive Mississippis)

  1. Mississippi (a state of the United States)

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Mississippi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmisisipi/, [ˈmis̠iˌs̠ipi]
  • IPA(key): /ˈmisːisːipːi/, [ˈmis̠ːis̠ˌs̠ipːi] (or any combination of short/long)
  • Rhymes: -ipːi
  • Syllabification(key): mis‧sis‧sip‧pi

Proper noun[edit]

Mississippi

  1. Mississippi (a state of the United States)
  2. Mississippi (river)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Mississippi (Kotus type 5*B/risti, pp-p gradation)
nominative Mississippi
genitive Mississipin
partitive Mississippiä
illative Mississippiin
singular plural
nominative Mississippi
accusative nom. Mississippi
gen. Mississipin
genitive Mississipin
partitive Mississippiä
inessive Mississipissä
elative Mississipistä
illative Mississippiin
adessive Mississipillä
ablative Mississipiltä
allative Mississipille
essive Mississippinä
translative Mississipiksi
instructive
abessive Mississipittä
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Mississippi (type risti)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Mississippini
accusative nom. Mississippini
gen. Mississippini
genitive Mississippini
partitive Mississippiäni
inessive Mississipissäni
elative Mississipistäni
illative Mississippiini
adessive Mississipilläni
ablative Mississipiltäni
allative Mississipilleni
essive Mississippinäni
translative Mississipikseni
instructive
abessive Mississipittäni
comitative
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Mississippisi
accusative nom. Mississippisi
gen. Mississippisi
genitive Mississippisi
partitive Mississippiäsi
inessive Mississipissäsi
elative Mississipistäsi
illative Mississippiisi
adessive Mississipilläsi
ablative Mississipiltäsi
allative Mississipillesi
essive Mississippinäsi
translative Mississipiksesi
instructive
abessive Mississipittäsi
comitative
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Mississippimme
accusative nom. Mississippimme
gen. Mississippimme
genitive Mississippimme
partitive Mississippiämme
inessive Mississipissämme
elative Mississipistämme
illative Mississippiimme
adessive Mississipillämme
ablative Mississipiltämme
allative Mississipillemme
essive Mississippinämme
translative Mississipiksemme
instructive
abessive Mississipittämme
comitative
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Mississippinne
accusative nom. Mississippinne
gen. Mississippinne
genitive Mississippinne
partitive Mississippiänne
inessive Mississipissänne
elative Mississipistänne
illative Mississippiinne
adessive Mississipillänne
ablative Mississipiltänne
allative Mississipillenne
essive Mississippinänne
translative Mississipiksenne
instructive
abessive Mississipittänne
comitative
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Mississippinsä
accusative nom. Mississippinsä
gen. Mississippinsä
genitive Mississippinsä
partitive Mississippiään
Mississippiänsä
inessive Mississipissään
Mississipissänsä
elative Mississipistään
Mississipistänsä
illative Mississippiinsä
adessive Mississipillään
Mississipillänsä
ablative Mississipiltään
Mississipiltänsä
allative Mississipilleen
Mississipillensä
essive Mississippinään
Mississippinänsä
translative Mississipikseen
Mississipiksensä
instructive
abessive Mississipittään
Mississipittänsä
comitative

Compounds[edit]

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Mississippi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mis.sisˈsip.pi/, /mis.siˈsip.pi/, /mis.siˈsi.pi/[1]
  • Rhymes: -ippi, -ipi
  • Hyphenation: Mis‧sis‧sìp‧pi

Proper noun[edit]

Mississippi m

  1. Mississippi (a river in the United States)
  2. Mississippi (a state of the United States)

References[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mississippi m

  1. Mississippi (a river in the United States)
  2. Mississippi (a state of the United States)

Slovak[edit]

Slovak Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mississippi n

  1. Mississippi (a state of the United States)

References[edit]

  • Mississippi in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk