Wisconsin

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English[edit]

Map highlighting Wisconsin

Etymology[edit]

The word 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) (informal) IPA(key): /wɪnˈskɑnsən/
    • (without weak vowel merger) IPA(key): /wɪsˈkɑnsɪn/
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Wisconsin

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

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Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Wisconsin.

Proper noun[edit]

Wisconsin (genitive Wisconsins)

  1. Wisconsin

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Wisconsin.

Pronunciation[edit]

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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