Polynesia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French polynésie, coined by Charles de Brosses in 1756, from Ancient Greek πολύς (polús, many) + νῆσος (nêsos, island).[1] According to Moon Handbooks Tahiti, de Brosses first used the term to refer to all Pacific islands. The present restricted use was established by J. S. C. Dumont d'Urville in 1832.[2]

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Polynesia

  1. Part of Oceania including Easter Island, Hawaii, New Zealand, and most of the islands between them.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “Polynesia”, in Online Etymology Dictionary, retrieved January 21, 2020.
  2. ^ Geoffery Clark (September 2003), “Dumont d'Urville's Oceania”, in The Journal of Pacific History[1], volume 38, issue 2, Taylor & Francis, pages 155-161

Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Polynesia

  1. Polynesia

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Polynesia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative Polynesia
genitive Polynesian
partitive Polynesiaa
illative Polynesiaan
singular plural
nominative Polynesia
accusative nom. Polynesia
gen. Polynesian
genitive Polynesian
partitive Polynesiaa
inessive Polynesiassa
elative Polynesiasta
illative Polynesiaan
adessive Polynesialla
ablative Polynesialta
allative Polynesialle
essive Polynesiana
translative Polynesiaksi
instructive
abessive Polynesiatta
comitative
Possessive forms of Polynesia (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person Polynesiani Polynesiamme
2nd person Polynesiasi Polynesianne
3rd person Polynesiansa

Latin[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Polynēsia f sg (genitive Polynēsiae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) Polynesia

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First-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Polynēsia
Genitive Polynēsiae
Dative Polynēsiae
Accusative Polynēsiam
Ablative Polynēsiā
Vocative Polynēsia
Locative Polynēsiae

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Polynesia

  1. Polynesia

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Polynesia

  1. Polynesia

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