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

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmɪsɪˈsɪpi/
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Proper noun[edit]

Mississippi

  1. A state of the United States.
    • 2014 November 2, John Oliver, “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.
  3. A river in Canada that flows from eastern Ontario into the Ottawa River.

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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.

Noun[edit]

Mississippi (plural Mississippis)

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

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Danish[edit]

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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): /ˈmisːisːipːi/, [ˈmis̠ːis̠ˌs̠ipːi]
  • IPA(key): /ˈmisːisipːi/, [ˈmis̠ːiˌs̠ipːi]
  • IPA(key): /ˈmisːisipi/, [ˈmis̠ːiˌs̠ipi]
  • IPA(key): /ˈmisisipːi/, [ˈmis̠iˌs̠ipːi]
  • IPA(key): /ˈmisisipi/, [ˈmis̠iˌs̠ipi]
  • Rhymes: -ipːi
  • Syllabification: Mis‧sis‧sip‧pi

Proper noun[edit]

Mississippi

  1. Mississippi (a state of the United States)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Mississippi (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Mississippi
genitive Mississippin
partitive Mississippiä
illative Mississippiin
singular plural
nominative Mississippi
accusative nom. Mississippi
gen. Mississippin
genitive Mississippin
partitive Mississippiä
inessive Mississippissä
elative Mississippistä
illative Mississippiin
adessive Mississippillä
ablative Mississippiltä
allative Mississippille
essive Mississippinä
translative Mississippiksi
instructive
abessive Mississippittä
comitative
Possessive forms of Mississippi (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Mississippini Mississippimme
2nd person Mississippisi Mississippinne
3rd person Mississippinsä

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Mississippi.

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Mississippi m

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

Portuguese[edit]

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Mississippi m

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