Missouri

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Map of US highlighting Missouri

Etymology[edit]

From a French adaptation of Miami wimihsoorita (the people who have dugout canoes), a term for the inhabitants of the area around the Missouri River.

Or from Miami mihsoori

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Missouri

  1. A state in the Midwestern region of the United States. Capital: Jefferson City. Largest city: St. Louis.
  2. The longest river in the North America, rising in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana and flowing roughly southeast over 2,300 miles through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri, before joining the Mississippi at St. Louis.
  3. An Indigenous Siouan tribe that originally lived in the Great Lakes region of United States.
    Synonym: Missouria
  4. (historical) A massive former territory (1812–1821) of the United States, comprising much of the Great Plains and Midwestern regions.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The pronunciation of Missouri has been variable and debated since the 1600s. See Wikipedia for more.

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Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Missouri.

Proper noun[edit]

Missouri (genitive Missouris)

  1. Missouri (a state of the United States)

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Missouri.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmisːuːri/, [ˈmis̠ːuːri]

Proper noun[edit]

Missouri

  1. Missouri (a state of the United States)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Missouri (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Missouri
genitive Missourin
partitive Missouria
illative Missouriin
singular plural
nominative Missouri
accusative nom. Missouri
gen. Missourin
genitive Missourin
partitive Missouria
inessive Missourissa
elative Missourista
illative Missouriin
adessive Missourilla
ablative Missourilta
allative Missourille
essive Missourina
translative Missouriksi
instructive
abessive Missouritta
comitative
Possessive forms of Missouri (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Missourini Missourimme
2nd person Missourisi Missourinne
3rd person Missourinsa

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɪˈsuːʁi/ (spelling-based)
  • IPA(key): /mɪˈsuːɹi/, /-ˈzuːʁi/, /-ˈzuːɹi/, /-ˈzœ(ː)ɹi/ (approaching English; the last form is rare)

Proper noun[edit]

Missouri n (genitive Missouris)

  1. Missouri (a state of the United States)

Proper noun[edit]

Missouri m (genitive Missouris)

  1. Missouri (a river in the United States)

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Missouri.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Missouri m

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

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From English Missouri, from a French adaptation of Miami wimihsoorita (the people who have dugout canoes), a term for the inhabitants of the area around the Missouri River.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Missouri n (indeclinable)

  1. Missouri (a state of the United States)

Proper noun[edit]

Missouri f (indeclinable)

  1. Missouri (a river in the United States)

Further reading[edit]

  • Missouri in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Missouri in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Missouri.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Missouri m

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