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]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɹɵˈdaɪlɨnd/, IPA(key): /ˈɹoʊd ˈaɪ.lənd/
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Proper noun[edit]

Rhode Island

  1. A state of the United States.

Usage notes[edit]

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

Derived terms[edit]

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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]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Rhode Island.

Proper noun[edit]

Rhode Island (genitive Rhode Islands)

  1. Rhode Island

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Rhode Island.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Rhode Island

  1. Rhode Island (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

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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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)

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

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