Rhode Island

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English[edit]

Map of the US highlighting Rhode Island

Alternative forms[edit]

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Rhode Island

  1. The smallest state of the United States, formerly 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]

See also[edit]

Divisions of the United States of America in English (layout · text)
States: Alabama · Alaska · Arizona · Arkansas · California · Colorado · Connecticut · Delaware · Florida · Georgia · Hawaii · Idaho · Illinois · Indiana · Iowa · Kansas · Kentucky · Louisiana · Maine · Maryland · Massachusetts · Michigan · Minnesota · Mississippi · Missouri · Montana · Nebraska · Nevada · New Hampshire · New Jersey · New Mexico · New York · North Carolina · North Dakota · Ohio · Oklahoma · Oregon · Pennsylvania · Rhode Island · South Carolina · South Dakota · Tennessee · Texas · Utah · Vermont · Virginia · Washington · West Virginia · Wisconsin · Wyoming
Federal District: Washington, D.C.
Territories: American Samoa · Guam · Northern Mariana Islands · Puerto Rico · United States minor outlying islands · United States Virgin Islands

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.archive.org/stream/documentaryhisto02chap/documentaryhisto02chap_djvu.txt
  2. ^ “How Rhode Island Got Its Name”, in (please provide the title of the work)[1], accessed 17 November 2010, archived from the original on 2010-11-17

Further reading[edit]

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/, [ˈro̞u̯dˌɑ̝i̯lɑ̝nd]

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
abessive Rhode Islanditta
instructive
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Rhode Island (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Rhode Islandini
accusative nom. Rhode Islandini
gen. Rhode Islandini
genitive Rhode Islandini
partitive Rhode Islandiani
inessive Rhode Islandissani
elative Rhode Islandistani
illative Rhode Islandiini
adessive Rhode Islandillani
ablative Rhode Islandiltani
allative Rhode Islandilleni
essive Rhode Islandinani
translative Rhode Islandikseni
abessive Rhode Islandittani
instructive
comitative
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Rhode Islandisi
accusative nom. Rhode Islandisi
gen. Rhode Islandisi
genitive Rhode Islandisi
partitive Rhode Islandiasi
inessive Rhode Islandissasi
elative Rhode Islandistasi
illative Rhode Islandiisi
adessive Rhode Islandillasi
ablative Rhode Islandiltasi
allative Rhode Islandillesi
essive Rhode Islandinasi
translative Rhode Islandiksesi
abessive Rhode Islandittasi
instructive
comitative
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Rhode Islandimme
accusative nom. Rhode Islandimme
gen. Rhode Islandimme
genitive Rhode Islandimme
partitive Rhode Islandiamme
inessive Rhode Islandissamme
elative Rhode Islandistamme
illative Rhode Islandiimme
adessive Rhode Islandillamme
ablative Rhode Islandiltamme
allative Rhode Islandillemme
essive Rhode Islandinamme
translative Rhode Islandiksemme
abessive Rhode Islandittamme
instructive
comitative
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Rhode Islandinne
accusative nom. Rhode Islandinne
gen. Rhode Islandinne
genitive Rhode Islandinne
partitive Rhode Islandianne
inessive Rhode Islandissanne
elative Rhode Islandistanne
illative Rhode Islandiinne
adessive Rhode Islandillanne
ablative Rhode Islandiltanne
allative Rhode Islandillenne
essive Rhode Islandinanne
translative Rhode Islandiksenne
abessive Rhode Islandittanne
instructive
comitative
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Rhode Islandinsa
accusative nom. Rhode Islandinsa
gen. Rhode Islandinsa
genitive Rhode Islandinsa
partitive Rhode Islandiaan
Rhode Islandiansa
inessive Rhode Islandissaan
Rhode Islandissansa
elative Rhode Islandistaan
Rhode Islandistansa
illative Rhode Islandiinsa
adessive Rhode Islandillaan
Rhode Islandillansa
ablative Rhode Islandiltaan
Rhode Islandiltansa
allative Rhode Islandilleen
Rhode Islandillensa
essive Rhode Islandinaan
Rhode Islandinansa
translative Rhode Islandikseen
Rhode Islandiksensa
abessive Rhode Islandittaan
Rhode Islandittansa
instructive
comitative

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English Rhode Island.

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

Unadapted borrowing 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)

Usage notes[edit]

Rhode Island is never indicated by an article; see usage notes for Portugal.

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Rhode Island m

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

Related terms[edit]

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