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See also: florida, Flórida, and Flórída

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EnglishEdit

 
Map of US highlighting Florida

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish, a shortening of either la Florida (the flowery one) or Pascua Florida ("flowery Easter").[1] It is the oldest surviving European-given place-name in the US.[2][1]

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Florida

  1. The southeasternmost state of the United States of America. Capital: Tallahassee; largest city: Jacksonville.
    • 2015 March 22, John Oliver, “Municipal Violations”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 2, episode 7, HBO:
      In 2012 in Florida, a staggering 88% of all license suspensions were due to failure to comply with summons or fines, which is insane. It also leaves only 12% for Florida’s other most common violations: accidentally taking your golf cart on the freeway, feeding meth to an alligator, feeding an alligator to a meth dealer, and being an alligator meth dealer. Florida!
    • 2015 June 7, John Oliver, “Bail”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 2, episode 16, HBO:
      An-And pretrial service programs have succeeded around the country in places ranging from Oregon to Florida. And it is a truly frightening state of affairs when Florida is a model for progressive change! It shouldn’t be a judicial example for anything! Did you know, by the way, that under Florida law, if you possess over 5 g of meth, you can marry it. That’s a fact, that’s a legal fact! That’s an actual photo that ran in a newspaper’s wedding section in Florida!
    • 2015 July 19, John Oliver, “Food Waste”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 2, episode 21, HBO:
      Finally this week: North Korea, Earth’s Florida.
    • 2015 August 2, John Oliver, “Washington DC Statehood”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 2, episode 23, HBO:
      And if you’re totally convinced that there should be just 50 states, well then let’s all kick out Florida ’cause no one thinks they’re great. Oh yes, let’s all kick out Florida ’cause no one thinks they’re great. No one thinks they’re great.
  2. The peninsula which makes up most of the state.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Steven Otfinoski, Juan Ponce de Leon: Discoverer of Florida (2004, ISBN 07614161020, page 38
  2. ^ George Stewart, Names on the Land: A Historical Account of Place-Naming in the United States (1945, New York: Random House), pages 11–13, 17, 18. Appalachia is the fourth-oldest.

Further readingEdit


CatalanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Florida f

  1. Florida

CzechEdit

Proper nounEdit

Florida f

  1. Florida

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Florida in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu

DanishEdit

 
Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Florida.

Proper nounEdit

Florida (genitive Floridas)

  1. Florida

ItalianEdit

 
Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈflɔ.ri.da/, /floˈri.da/
  • Rhymes: -ɔrida, -ida
  • Hyphenation: Flò‧ri‧da, Flo‧rì‧da

Proper nounEdit

Florida f

  1. Florida

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /flǒrida/
  • Hyphenation: Flo‧ri‧da

Proper nounEdit

Flòrida f (Cyrillic spelling Фло̀рида)

  1. Florida (U.S. state)

DeclensionEdit


SlovakEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈflo.ri.da/
  • Hyphenation: Flo‧ri‧da

Proper nounEdit

Florida f (genitive Floridy) declension pattern žena

  1. Florida (U.S. state)

Usage notesEdit

Uses the preposition na.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Florida in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SpanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Florida f

  1. Florida

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit