California

EnglishEdit

 
Map of US highlighting California

EtymologyEdit

Probably Spanish after California, a Utopian island of the Amazons described in Las sergas de Esplandián, a 16th-century Spanish novel. The name comes from the fictional island's Muslim-allied queen, Calafia, whose name is a play on Arabic خَلِيفَة(ḵalīfa, caliph).

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California (plural Californias)

  1. The most populous state of the United States. Capital: Sacramento. Largest city: Los Angeles.
    Synonyms: (abbreviation) CA, (slang) Cali, (derogatory) Commiefornia
    • 1971, Joni Mitchell (lyrics and music), “California”, in Blue:
      But my heart cried out for you, California / Oh, California, I'm coming home
  2. Several places in the United States.
    1. A census-designated place in Maryland.
    2. A borough of Pennsylvania.
    3. A city, the county seat of Moniteau County, Missouri.
    4. A neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.
    5. A city in Campbell County, Kentucky.
    6. A neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.
    7. A village in Maine.
    8. A ghost town in West Virginia.
  3. Several places in England.
    1. A village in Berkshire.
    2. A neighbourhood of Birmingham, West Midlands (OS grid ref SP0182).
    3. An area in Derby, Derbyshire.
    4. A district of Ipswich, Suffolk.
    5. A hamlet in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
    6. A hamlet in Kensworth, Bedfordshire.
    7. A coastal resort in Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby, Norfolk.
  4. A community in Ontario, Canada.
  5. A town in the Santander department, Colombia.
  6. A town in the Usulután department, El Salvador.
  7. A neighborhood of Casablanca, Morocco.
  8. A village in Bohol, Philippines.
  9. A village in Stirlingshire, Scotland.
  10. A town in Trinidad and Tobago.
  11. University of California, Berkeley.

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See alsoEdit

Divisions of the United States of America in English (layout · text)
States: Alabama · Alaska · Arizona · Arkansas · California · Colorado · Connecticut · Delaware · Florida · Georgia · Hawaii · Idaho · Illinois · Indiana · Iowa · Kansas · Kentucky · Louisiana · Maine · Maryland · Massachusetts · Michigan · Minnesota · Mississippi · Missouri · Montana · Nebraska · Nevada · New Hampshire · New Jersey · New Mexico · New York · North Carolina · North Dakota · Ohio · Oklahoma · Oregon · Pennsylvania · Rhode Island · South Carolina · South Dakota · Tennessee · Texas · Utah · Vermont · Virginia · Washington · West Virginia · Wisconsin · Wyoming
Federal District: Washington, D.C.
Territories: American Samoa · Guam · Northern Mariana Islands · Puerto Rico · United States minor outlying islands · United States Virgin Islands

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Central NahuatlEdit

Proper nounEdit

California

  1. California (a state of the United States)

DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

California (genitive Californias)

  1. Alternative form of Californien

GalicianEdit

Proper nounEdit

California

  1. California (a state of the United States)

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ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English California.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ka.liˈfɔr.nja/
  • Rhymes: -ɔrnja
  • Hyphenation: Ca‧li‧fòr‧nia

Proper nounEdit

California f

  1. California (a state of the United States)

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Neo-Latin. From Spanish California

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California f sg (genitive Californiae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) California
    California regiō magna est.California is a big region.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative California
Genitive Californiae
Dative Californiae
Accusative Californiam
Ablative Californiā
Vocative California

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RomanianEdit

Proper nounEdit

California f

  1. California (a state of the United States)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Mentioned in Montalvo's Las sergas de Esplandián as the name of Calafia's monarchy. A name invented by the author to remind Spanish readers of the recent Reconquista, probably related to califa (caliph).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kaliˈfoɾnja/, [ka.liˈfoɾ.nja]

Proper nounEdit

California f

  1. California (a state of the United States)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Putnam, Ruth (1917). Herbert Ingram Priestley (ed.). California: the name. Berkeley: University of California.