Britannia

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Britannia.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɹɪˈtænɪə/
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Proper nounEdit

Britannia

  1. A female personification of Britain or the United Kingdom.
    • 1740, James Thomson (lyrics), Thomas Arne (music), Rule, Britannia!
      Rule, Britannia! Britannia rule the waves / Britons never, never shall be slaves
  2. (historical) A province of the Roman Empire covering most of the island of Britain.
  3. A settlement in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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FinnishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Britannia

  1. (ambiguously) United Kingdom, Great Britain, Britain (used to refer to the state of United Kingdom or its largest island consisting of England, Scotland and Wales)
  2. Britain (Roman province)
  3. Britannia (female personification of Britain)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Britannia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative Britannia
genitive Britannian
partitive Britanniaa
illative Britanniaan
singular plural
nominative Britannia
accusative nom. Britannia
gen. Britannian
genitive Britannian
partitive Britanniaa
inessive Britanniassa
elative Britanniasta
illative Britanniaan
adessive Britannialla
ablative Britannialta
allative Britannialle
essive Britanniana
translative Britanniaksi
instructive
abessive Britanniatta
comitative
Possessive forms of Britannia (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person Britanniani Britanniamme
2nd person Britanniasi Britannianne
3rd person Britanniansa

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Britannia.

Proper nounEdit

Britannia f

  1. (archaic) Great Britain, Britain
  2. Britain (Roman province)
  3. Britannia (female personification of Britain)

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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

 Britain (name) on Wikipedia
 Britannia on Latin Wikipedia

Attested from the 1st century BCE, directly or from Ancient Greek Βρεττανία (Brettanía), Πρεττανία (Prettanía) (in Diodorus), earlier νῆσος Πρεττανική (nêsos Prettanikḗ) or Βρεττανίαι (Brettaníai), used by Pytheas (4th century BCE) of the entire archipelago now known as the British Isles.

The Ancient Greek name is ultimately from a Celtic ethnonym, reconstructed as early Brythonic *Pritani, perhaps from a Proto-Celtic *Kʷritanī, *Kʷritenī, whence Welsh Prydyn (Picts), Old Irish Cruthne, Cru(i)then-túath (Picts), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷer- (to do).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /briˈtan.ni.a/, [brɪˈt̪änːiä]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /briˈtan.ni.a/, [briˈt̪änːiä]
  • Note: only found in hexameters with a short first syllable, except for a single instance of /britt-/ in Lucretius. Sergius on Donatus testifies to /a:n/ rather than /ann/. Romance descendants seem to consistently point to /tt/.

Proper nounEdit

Britannia f (genitive Britanniae); first declension

  1. Britain, i.e. the country of the Britons
  2. Great Britain

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, with locative.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Britannia Britanniae
Genitive Britanniae Britanniārum
Dative Britanniae Britanniīs
Accusative Britanniam Britanniās
Ablative Britanniā Britanniīs
Vocative Britannia Britanniae
Locative Britanniae Britanniīs

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