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OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan Espanha, from Latin Hispānia.

Proper nounEdit

Espanha f

  1. Spain

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Old OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Hispānia. Compare Old Spanish Espanna and Old Portuguese Espanna.

Proper nounEdit

Espanha f (nominative singular Espanha)

  1. Iberia; modern day Spain and Portugal

Derived termsEdit


PortugueseEdit

 
Espanha

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese Espanna (Iberian Peninsula), from Latin Hispānia, possibly derived from the Punic אי שפן (I-Shaphan, coast of hyraxes).

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Proper nounEdit

Espanha f

  1. Spain (a country in southwestern Europe)
  2. (obsolete or poetic) Iberian Peninsula

Usage notesEdit

In European usage, Espanha belongs to a small group of place names (along with França, Inglaterra and Itália) which can be used without the definite article when governed by a preposition: Viveu muito tempo em Espanha.

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