Britannia

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Britannia

PronunciationEdit

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)

LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

 Britain (name) on Wikipedia
 Britannia on Latin Wikipedia

As Brittānia from the 1st century B.C.E., from Ancient Greek Πρεττανία (Prettanía), used by Diodorus, earlier νῆσος (nêsos) Πρεττανική (Prettanikḗ) or Βρεττανίαι (Brettaníai), used by Pytheas (4th century B.C.E.) 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

Proper nounEdit

Britannia f sg (genitive Britanniae); first declension

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

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Britannia
Genitive Britanniae
Dative Britanniae
Accusative Britanniam
Ablative Britanniā
Vocative Britannia
Locative Britanniae

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