Polynesia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πολύς ‎(polús, many) + νῆσος ‎(nêsos, island); according to Moon Handbooks Tahiti, "the term Polynesia was coined by Charles de Brosses in 1756 and applied to all the Pacific islands. The present restricted use was proposed by Dumont d'Urville during a famous lecture at the Geographical Society in Paris in 1831."

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Proper noun[edit]

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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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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

Latin[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Polynesia f ‎(genitive Polynesiae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) Polynesia

Inflection[edit]

First declension, with locative.

Case Singular
nominative Polynesia
genitive Polynesiae
dative Polynesiae
accusative Polynesiam
ablative Polynesiā
vocative Polynesia
locative Polynesiae