Wisconsin

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English[edit]

Map highlighting Wisconsin

Etymology[edit]

The word Wisconsin has its origins in the name given to the Wisconsin River by one of the Algonquian speaking American Indian groups living in the region at the time of European contact, probably the Miami word meskonsing(it lies red), later corrupted to Ouisconsin by French explorers; compare Ojibwe misko-(red) -osin(to lie) and -ing(locative suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US)
    • (weak vowel merger)
      • IPA(key): /wəˈskɑnsən/, [wəˈskɑn.sn̩]
      • IPA(key): /wəsˈkɑnsən/, [wəsˈkʰɑn.sn̩]
    • (with added n) IPA(key): /wɪnˈskɑnsən/, /wəˈskɑnsən/
    • (without weak vowel merger) IPA(key): /wɪˈskɑnsən/, /wɪsˈkɑnsən/
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Wisconsin

  1. A state of the United States of America Capital: Madison. Largest city: Milwaukee.
  2. A river flowing 430 miles from Wisconsin to the Mississippi River.

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Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Wisconsin.

Proper noun[edit]

Wisconsin ‎(genitive Wisconsins)

  1. Wisconsin

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Wisconsin.

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Proper noun[edit]

Wisconsin m

  1. Wisconsin (a state of the United States)
  2. Wisconsin (a river in the United States)

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Wisconsin m

  1. Wisconsin

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