Paraguay

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Disputed; from Guaraní Payagua (Pajagua tribe) i (water) or para (river) guái (crown) or para (river) gua (from) y (water).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpæɹ.ə.ɡwaɪ/, /ˈpæɹ.ə.ɡweɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɛɹ.ə.ɡweɪ/, /ˈpæɹ.ə.ɡweɪ/, /ˈpɛɹ.ə.ɡwaɪ/
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Paraguay

  1. A country in South America. Official name: Republic of Paraguay.
    • 1670, Richard Blome, in “America, the Fourth Part” of A Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World, 30:
      Sanson in his Geographical Table hath divided this AMERICA MERIDIONALIS into PERUVIANA, and BRASLIANA [sic], subdividing Peruviana into Terra Firma, and Peru; and Brasiliana, into Brazile, and Paraguay; the first division is taken by a line which from the mouth of the Amazona, goes to seek the utmost part of Chili towards the South, ...
  2. Paraguay River, a river in South America that flows into the Paraná

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Central Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Paraguay

  1. Paraguay (a country in South America)

Czech[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Paraguay m

  1. Paraguay (a country in South America)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Paraguay in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

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Paraguay n

  1. Paraguay (a country in South America)

Finnish[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fi

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɑrɑɡuɑi̯/, [ˈpɑrɑˌɡuɑi̯]
  • IPA(key): /ˈpɑrɑɡʋɑi̯/, [ˈpɑrɑɡʋɑi̯]
  • Syllabification: Pa‧ra‧gu‧ay

Proper noun[edit]

Paraguay

  1. Paraguay (a country in South America)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Paraguay (Kotus type 21/rosé, no gradation)
nominative Paraguay
genitive Paraguayn
partitive Paraguayta
illative Paraguayhin
singular plural
nominative Paraguay
accusative nom. Paraguay
gen. Paraguayn
genitive Paraguayn
partitive Paraguayta
inessive Paraguayssa
elative Paraguaysta
illative Paraguayhin
adessive Paraguaylla
ablative Paraguaylta
allative Paraguaylle
essive Paraguayna
translative Paraguayksi
instructive
abessive Paraguaytta
comitative
Possessive forms of Paraguay (type rosé)
possessor singular plural
1st person Paraguayni Paraguaymme
2nd person Paraguaysi Paraguaynne
3rd person Paraguaynsa

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pa.ʁa.ɡwɛ/, /pa.ʁa.ɡwe/
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Paraguay m

  1. Paraguay (a country in South America)

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German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia de

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpa(ː)raˌɡu̯aɪ̯/, [ˈpaʁaˌɡʋaɪ̯], [ˈpaːʁa-], [-ɡuˌaɪ̯]
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Paraguay n (genitive Paraguays)

  1. Paraguay (a country in South America)

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Hungarian[edit]

Hungarian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia hu

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɒrɒɡvaːj]
  • Hyphenation: Pa‧ra‧guay
  • Rhymes: -aːj

Proper noun[edit]

Paraguay

  1. Paraguay (a country in South America)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Paraguay
accusative Paraguayt
dative Paraguaynak
instrumental Paraguayjal
causal-final Paraguayért
translative Paraguayjá
terminative Paraguayig
essive-formal Paraguayként
essive-modal
inessive Paraguayban
superessive Paraguayon
adessive Paraguaynál
illative Paraguayba
sublative Paraguayra
allative Paraguayhoz
elative Paraguayból
delative Paraguayról
ablative Paraguaytól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Paraguayé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Paraguayéi
Possessive forms of Paraguay
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Paraguayom
2nd person sing. Paraguayod
3rd person sing. Paraguaya
1st person plural Paraguayunk
2nd person plural Paraguayotok
3rd person plural Paraguayuk

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Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Proper noun[edit]

Paraguay m

  1. Paraguay (a country in South America)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no
Flag of Paraguay

Proper noun[edit]

Paraguay

  1. Paraguay (a country in South America)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Paraguay

  1. Paraguay (a country in South America)

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Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Guaraní Paraguay, formed either from para (sea) + gúa (bordering) or from paraguã (crown of feathers) + y (river).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /paˈɾaɡwai/, [paˈɾa.ɣ̞wai̯]
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Paraguay m

  1. Paraguay (a country in South America)
  2. Paraguay River (a major river in South America)

Usage notes[edit]

The definite article is optional when referring to Paraguay in Spanish (i.e. el Paraguay).

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Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Paraguay n (genitive Paraguays)

  1. Paraguay (a country in South America)