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A map of the United States with the state of Idaho (proper noun sense) indicated in red.
Russet Burbank potatoes, a type of Idaho potato (common noun sense).

Uncertain; possibly from Plains Apache ídaahȩ́ (Comanche), though the Oxford English Dictionary states that the development of the state’s name from that word remains undocumented. The name Idaho was said to have been considered around 1860 for what was eventually called the Colorado Territory (now the state of Colorado) in 1861, and in 1863 was given to Idaho County (now part of Idaho);[1] the county was named after a steamship launched on the Columbia River in 1860.

The eccentric political lobbyist George Maurice Willing, Jr. (c. 1829 – 1874) claimed to have coined the name after a girl named Ida, though saying it was a Shoshoni term meaning “gem of the mountains” (no such term exists),[2] but evidence suggests that there was use of the name in Colorado pre-dating Willing’s arrival in the West in 1859.[1]

The common noun (“type of potato”) is derived from the name of the state.[1]

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Idaho

  1. A state in the western United States. Capital and largest city: Boise.
  2. An unincorporated community in Pike County, Ohio, United States, named for Idaho Territory.
  3. University of Idaho

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Idaho (plural Idahos)

  1. In full Idaho potato: a variety of potato grown in Idaho, especially the Russet Burbank.

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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

References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Idaho, n.”, in OED Online  , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, November 2010.
  2. ^ First mentioned in William O[sborn] Stoddard (8 December 1875), “How Idaho was named”, in New-York Tribune, volume XXXV, issue 10,826, New York, N.Y.: Tribune Association, published 11 December 1875, →OCLC, page 4, column 3.

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English Idaho.

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Idaho (genitive Idahos)

  1. Idaho (a state of the United States)

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Idaho

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Idaho (accusative Idahon)

  1. Idaho (a state of the United States)

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KanadoMontano
Vaŝingtonio
Oregono  
    Vajomingo
NevadoUtaho

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

From English Idaho.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈidɑho/, [ˈidɑ̝ɦo̞]
  • IPA(key): /ˈɑi̯dɑho/, [ˈɑ̝i̯dɑ̝ɦo̞]
  • Rhymes: -idɑho
  • Syllabification(key): I‧da‧ho

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Idaho

  1. Idaho (a state of the United States)

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Inflection of Idaho (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative Idaho
genitive Idahon
partitive Idahoa
illative Idahoon
singular plural
nominative Idaho
accusative nom. Idaho
gen. Idahon
genitive Idahon
partitive Idahoa
inessive Idahossa
elative Idahosta
illative Idahoon
adessive Idaholla
ablative Idaholta
allative Idaholle
essive Idahona
translative Idahoksi
abessive Idahotta
instructive
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Idaho (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Idahoni
accusative nom. Idahoni
gen. Idahoni
genitive Idahoni
partitive Idahoani
inessive Idahossani
elative Idahostani
illative Idahooni
adessive Idahollani
ablative Idaholtani
allative Idaholleni
essive Idahonani
translative Idahokseni
abessive Idahottani
instructive
comitative
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Idahosi
accusative nom. Idahosi
gen. Idahosi
genitive Idahosi
partitive Idahoasi
inessive Idahossasi
elative Idahostasi
illative Idahoosi
adessive Idahollasi
ablative Idaholtasi
allative Idahollesi
essive Idahonasi
translative Idahoksesi
abessive Idahottasi
instructive
comitative
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Idahomme
accusative nom. Idahomme
gen. Idahomme
genitive Idahomme
partitive Idahoamme
inessive Idahossamme
elative Idahostamme
illative Idahoomme
adessive Idahollamme
ablative Idaholtamme
allative Idahollemme
essive Idahonamme
translative Idahoksemme
abessive Idahottamme
instructive
comitative
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Idahonne
accusative nom. Idahonne
gen. Idahonne
genitive Idahonne
partitive Idahoanne
inessive Idahossanne
elative Idahostanne
illative Idahoonne
adessive Idahollanne
ablative Idaholtanne
allative Idahollenne
essive Idahonanne
translative Idahoksenne
abessive Idahottanne
instructive
comitative
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Idahonsa
accusative nom. Idahonsa
gen. Idahonsa
genitive Idahonsa
partitive Idahoaan
Idahoansa
inessive Idahossaan
Idahossansa
elative Idahostaan
Idahostansa
illative Idahoonsa
adessive Idahollaan
Idahollansa
ablative Idaholtaan
Idaholtansa
allative Idaholleen
Idahollensa
essive Idahonaan
Idahonansa
translative Idahokseen
Idahoksensa
abessive Idahottaan
Idahottansa
instructive
comitative

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Idaho m

  1. Idaho

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English Idaho.

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Idaho m

  1. Idaho (a state of the United States)

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Unadapted borrowing from English Idaho, possibly from Plains Apache ídaahȩ́́ (Comanche).

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Idaho n (indeclinable)

  1. Idaho (a state of the United States)

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  • Idaho in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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Idaho m

  1. Idaho (a state of the United States)

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Idaho n (genitive singular Idaha, declension pattern of mesto)

  1. Idaho (a state of the United States)

References edit

  • Idaho”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

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  • IPA(key): /ˈaidaxo/ [ˈai̯.ð̞a.xo]
  • Rhymes: -aidaxo
  • Syllabification: I‧da‧ho

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Idaho m

  1. Idaho (a state of the United States)

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