Rhode Island

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English[edit]

Map of the US highlighting Rhode Island

Etymology[edit]

Originally spelled Rode-Island. From unstandardized Early Modern Dutch Roode Eylant (Red Island), after a description of Aquidneck Island given by navigator Adriaen Block: een rodlich Eylande (Modern Dutch een roodlijk eiland).[1]

Modern spelling due to influence from Rhodes, as Giovanni da Verrazzano had once likened an isle somewhere about the Narragansett Bay to it, though the precise identity of the isle he was referring to remains unknown. The earliest spelling showing influence from this is Rhod-Island.[2]

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Proper noun[edit]

Rhode Island

  1. A state of the United States, officially State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
  2. The official name of Aquidneck Island.

Usage notes[edit]

  • As the smallest state in the US, Rhode Island is often used as a comparison for area or size.
  • The state of Rhode Island is not an island.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.archive.org/stream/documentaryhisto02chap/documentaryhisto02chap_djvu.txt
  2. ^ “Archived copy”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], accessed 17 November 2010, archived from the original on 17 November 2010

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Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Rhode Island.

Proper noun[edit]

Rhode Island (genitive Rhode Islands)

  1. Rhode Island (a state of the United States)

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Rhode Island.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrou̯dˌɑi̯lɑnd/, [ˈro̞u̯dˌɑi̯lɑnd]

Proper noun[edit]

Rhode Island

  1. Rhode Island (a state of the United States)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Rhode Island (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Rhode Island
genitive Rhode Islandin
partitive Rhode Islandia
illative Rhode Islandiin
singular plural
nominative Rhode Island
accusative nom. Rhode Island
gen. Rhode Islandin
genitive Rhode Islandin
partitive Rhode Islandia
inessive Rhode Islandissa
elative Rhode Islandista
illative Rhode Islandiin
adessive Rhode Islandilla
ablative Rhode Islandilta
allative Rhode Islandille
essive Rhode Islandina
translative Rhode Islandiksi
instructive
abessive Rhode Islanditta
comitative
Possessive forms of Rhode Island (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Rhode Islandini Rhode Islandimme
2nd person Rhode Islandisi Rhode Islandinne
3rd person Rhode Islandinsa

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Etymology[edit]

From English Rhode Island.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /roˈda.i.land/, /roˈda.i.lend/

Proper noun[edit]

Rhode Island m

  1. Rhode Island (a state of the United States)

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From English Rhode Island.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Rhode Island m inan (indeclinable)

  1. Rhode Island (a state of the United States)

Further reading[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Rhode Island

  1. Rhode Island (a state of the United States)

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Rhode Island m

  1. Rhode Island (a state of the United States)

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