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Satellite image of Australia (English def. 1)

EtymologyEdit

First attested 16th century, from Latin terra austrālis incōgnita (unknown southern land), from auster (the south wind). Used also in 1693 (quotation below). Popularised by Matthew Flinders in 1814 (quotation below).

Distantly cognate to Austria – same Proto-Indo-European root, but via German where it retained the earlier sense of “east” rather than “south”.

See also Terra Australis.

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Australia

  1. A country in Oceania. Official name: Commonwealth of Australia.
    • 1693: translation of a French novel by Jacques Sadeur (believed to be a pen name of Gabriel de Foigny) titled Les Aventures de Jacques Sadeur dans la Découverte et le Voiage de la Terre Australe published 1692, translation published in London in 1693. Quoted in The Australian Language by Sidney J. Baker, second edition, 1966, chapter XIX, section 1, pages 388-9.
      This is all that I can have a certain knowledge of as to that side of Australia ...
    • 1814, Matthew Flinders, A Voyage to Terra Australis, volume 1 (at Project Gutenberg)
      Had I permitted myself any innovation upon the original term, it would have been to convert it into AUSTRALIA; as being more agreeable to the ear, and an assimilation to the names of the other great portions of the earth.
  2. (geology) The continent of Australia-New Guinea. New Guinea and the intervening islands are also on the Australian tectonic plate and are thus geologically considered part of the continent.

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AlbanianEdit

 
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Australia f

  1. definite nominative of Australi

AsturianEdit

 
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Australia f

  1. Australia

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BasqueEdit

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Australia

  1. Australia (country)

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯strɑːliɑ/ (usually)
  • IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯strɑliɑ/ (spelling pronunciation)
  • Hyphenation: Aust‧ra‧li‧a

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Australia

  1. Australia

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Inflection of Australia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative Australia
genitive Australian
partitive Australiaa
illative Australiaan
singular plural
nominative Australia
accusative nom. Australia
gen. Australian
genitive Australian
partitive Australiaa
inessive Australiassa
elative Australiasta
illative Australiaan
adessive Australialla
ablative Australialta
allative Australialle
essive Australiana
translative Australiaksi
instructive
abessive Australiatta
comitative

In Australia = Australiassa.

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Australia f

  1. Australia

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Australia

  1. Australia

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IndonesianEdit

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Australia

  1. Australia (country)

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Australia

  1. Australia (country)

ItalianEdit

 
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Australia f

  1. Australia

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LatinEdit

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Austrālia f (genitive Austrāliae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) Australia

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First declension.

Case Singular
nominative Austrālia
genitive Austrāliae
dative Austrāliae
accusative Austrāliam
ablative Austrāliā
vocative Austrālia

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MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Australia, from Latin terra austrālis incōgnita (unknown southern land), from auster (the south wind).

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Australia

  1. Australia (country)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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Australia

  1. Australia (country)
  2. Australia (continent)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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Australia

  1. Australia (country)
  2. Australia (continent)

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PolishEdit

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Australia f

  1. Australia

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RomanianEdit

 
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Australia f

  1. Australia (a country in Oceania)
  2. Australia (a continent)

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SpanishEdit

 
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Australia f

  1. Australia

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Australia

  1. Australia

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Australia

  1. Australia (country)