Pennsylvania

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See also: Pennsylvânia

English[edit]

Map of US highlighting Pennsylvania

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Etymology[edit]

On March 4, 1681, Charles II of England granted a land tract to William Penn for the area that now includes Pennsylvania. Penn then founded a colony there as a place of religious freedom for Quakers, and named it for the Latin sylva, silva meaning "wood", thus "Pennsylvania."

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˌpɛnsɪlˈveɪni.ə/, /ˌpɛnsɪlˈveɪnjə/
  • (file)
    Rhymes: -eɪniə

Proper noun[edit]

Pennsylvania

  1. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Harrisburg; largest city: Philadelphia.
  2. The first, and historically largest, now defunct US railroad, a hallmark of the industrial age.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (US state): PA

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Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Pennsylvania.

Proper noun[edit]

Pennsylvania (genitive Pennsylvanias)

  1. Pennsylvania

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Pennsylvania.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpensilʋei̯niɑ/, [ˈpe̞ns̠ilˌʋe̞i̯niɑ]
  • IPA(key): /ˈpensylʋei̯niɑ/, [ˈpe̞ns̠ylˌʋe̞i̯niɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Penn‧syl‧va‧ni‧a

Proper noun[edit]

Pennsylvania

  1. Pennsylvania (state of the United States)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Pennsylvania (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Pennsylvania
genitive Pennsylvanian
partitive Pennsylvaniaa
illative Pennsylvaniaan
singular plural
nominative Pennsylvania
accusative nom. Pennsylvania
gen. Pennsylvanian
genitive Pennsylvanian
partitive Pennsylvaniaa
inessive Pennsylvaniassa
elative Pennsylvaniasta
illative Pennsylvaniaan
adessive Pennsylvanialla
ablative Pennsylvanialta
allative Pennsylvanialle
essive Pennsylvaniana
translative Pennsylvaniaksi
instructive
abessive Pennsylvaniatta
comitative

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania f

  1. Pennsylvania (a state of the United States)

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Pennsylvania f

  1. Alternative spelling of Pensilvânia