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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese formosa (beautiful), from Latin formosus (beautifully formed), from forma (form, shape) + the adjective suffix -osus (full of).

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Formosa

  1. The name given to Taiwan island (Ilha Formosa, "Beautiful Isle") by passing Portuguese mariners in 1544.
  2. The name of a province of Argentina.
  3. A city of Argentina, capital of Formosa Province.

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FinnishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Formosa

  1. (dated) Formosa (old name of Taiwan)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Formosa (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative Formosa
genitive Formosan
partitive Formosaa
illative Formosaan
singular plural
nominative Formosa
accusative nom. Formosa
gen. Formosan
genitive Formosan
partitive Formosaa
inessive Formosassa
elative Formosasta
illative Formosaan
adessive Formosalla
ablative Formosalta
allative Formosalle
essive Formosana
translative Formosaksi
instructive
abessive Formosatta
comitative

PortugueseEdit

 
Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Formosa

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EtymologyEdit

From formosa (beautiful).

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Proper nounEdit

Formosa f

  1. Formosa; Taiwan (an island of Taiwan in the Pacific)
    Synonym: Taiwan