Scandinavia

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English[edit]

Scandinavia (red) and the Nordic countries (red, orange, and yellow)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Scandināvia, from Proto-Germanic *Skaþinawjō (Scadia island) (compare Old English Scedenig, Old Norse Skaney 'southern tip of Sweden'), from *-aujo 'island' (compare Old English ī(e)g 'island', Old Norse ey 'island').

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Scandinavia

  1. (politics, cultural, linguistic, etc.) Denmark, Norway, and Sweden collectively.
  2. (geographic) The Scandinavian Peninsula

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Latin[edit]

Latin Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *Skaþinawjō (Scadia island), from *awjō (island).

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Proper noun[edit]

Scandināvia f (genitive Scandināviae); first declension

  1. Scandinavia
  2. Zealand

Inflection[edit]

First declension with locative.

Number Singular
nominative Scandināvia
genitive Scandināviae
dative Scandināviae
accusative Scandināviam
ablative Scandināviā
vocative Scandināvia
locative Scandināviae

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