See also: india, INDIA, Indïa, Ìndia, Índia, and índia

Translingual edit

 
India [Translingual sense 2]
 
India [Translingual sense 3]

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From English India.

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India

  1. (international standards) NATO, ICAO, ITU & IMO radiotelephony clear code (spelling-alphabet name) for the letter I.
  2. (nautical) Signal flag for the letter I.
  3. (time zone) UTC+09:00
ICAO/NATO radiotelephonic clear codes for letters
code Alfa Bravo Charlie Delta Echo Foxtrot Golf Hotel India Juliett Kilo Lima Mike
code November Oscar Papa Quebec Romeo Sierra Tango Uniform Victor Whiskey Xray Yankee Zulu

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  1. ^ DIN 5009:2022-06, Deutsches Institut für Normung, June 2022, page Anhang B: Buchstabiertafel der ICAO („Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet“)

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A map of the Republic of India, with claims in light green.
 
Flag of India.
 
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This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
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Inherited from Old English India, Indea, from Latin India, from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ancient Greek Ἰνδός (Indós, Indus river), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš), from Sanskrit सिन्धु (sindhu), ultimately from Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš (river).

Compare Middle English Inde and Ynde from Old French Ynde (original form started to prevail in the 16th century), Classical Persianهند(hind, India), Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu, a river, stream).

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India (plural Indias)

  1. A country in South Asia. Official name: Republic of India. Capital: New Delhi.
  2. (chiefly historical, proscribed in modern use) A region of South Asia, traditionally delimited by the Himalayas and the Indus river; the Indian subcontinent.
  3. (historical, often "British India") A territory of the British Empire, chiefly comprising the modern day countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Burma.
  4. A female given name

Usage notes edit

When discussing the pre-modern history of South Asia, naming the entire subcontinent India is common. For discussing the current states, which include the Republic of India, this can cause offense and confusion and is usually avoided with the terms Indian Subcontinent or South Asia (except in the specific context of discussing Indian reunification).

At times when multiple countries existed in South Asia, these have sometimes been pluralised as Indias or Indies. The word Indies survives in some place names such as East Indies and West Indies but is otherwise obsolete.

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India

  1. definite nominative singular of Indi

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Latin India

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India f

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

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  • IPA(key): /india/ [ĩn̪.d̪i.a]
  • Rhymes: -ia
  • Hyphenation: In‧di‧a

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India inan

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

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Latin India

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India

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

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India

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

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Latin India

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɪn.diˌaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: In‧di‧a

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India n

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

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Republic of India

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From Latin India, from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ἰνδός (Indós, Indus River), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš) (Persian ⁧هند(hend)) from Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu, a river, stream).

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India n

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

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Singular
Indefinite
Nominative India
Accusative India
Dative India
Genitive India

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Hindi इंडिया (iṇḍiyā)

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India

  1. India (a country in South Asia)
    Synonyms: Bharat, Hindustan

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Latin India

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India f

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

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 India on Hungarian Wikipedia

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Latin India

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  • IPA(key): [ˈindijɒ]
  • Hyphenation: In‧dia
  • Rhymes: -jɒ

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India

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

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Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative India
accusative Indiát
dative Indiának
instrumental Indiával
causal-final Indiáért
translative Indiává
terminative Indiáig
essive-formal Indiaként
essive-modal
inessive Indiában
superessive Indián
adessive Indiánál
illative Indiába
sublative Indiára
allative Indiához
elative Indiából
delative Indiáról
ablative Indiától
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Indiáé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Indiáéi
Possessive forms of India
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Indiám
2nd person sing. Indiád
3rd person sing. Indiája
1st person plural Indiánk
2nd person plural Indiátok
3rd person plural Indiájuk

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Indonesian edit

 
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From Dutch India, from Latin India, from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ancient Greek Ἰνδός (Indós, Indus river), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš), from Sanskrit सिन्धु (sindhu), ultimately from Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš (river).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɪndia̯]
  • Hyphenation: In‧dia

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India

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

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Latin India

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An India f (genitive na hIndia, nominative plural na hIndiacha)

  1. India (a country in South Asia; official name: Poblacht na hIndia)

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Always preceded by the definite article.

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Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
India nIndia hIndia not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading edit

  • India”, in New English-Irish Dictionary, Foras na Gaeilge, 2013–2024
  • Entries containing “India” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.

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From Latin India.

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India f

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ancient Greek Ἰνδός (Indós, the Indus river), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš), from Proto-Iranian *hínduš, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš (river), of uncertain origin.

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India f sg (genitive Indiae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin) (chiefly historical, proscribed in modern use) India (a region of South Asia, traditionally delimited by the Himalayas and the Indus river; the Indian subcontinent)
  2. (New Latin) India (a country in South Asia)

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First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative India
Genitive Indiae
Dative Indiae
Accusative Indiam
Ablative Indiā
Vocative India

Descendants edit

References edit

  • India in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • India in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

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Latin India

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India

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

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Latin India

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India

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

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Latin India

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India

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

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From Latin India.

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India f

  1. Obsolete spelling of Índia

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Latin India

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India f

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

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India f (genitive singular Indie, declension pattern of ulica)

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

References edit

  • India”, 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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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin India, from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ἰνδός (Indós, Indus River), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš) (modern Persianهند(hend)) from Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu, a river, stream).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈindja/ [ˈĩn̪.d̪ja]
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -indja
  • Syllabification: In‧dia

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India f

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

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  • The definite article is optional when referring to India in Spanish (i.e. la India).

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Borrowed from English India.

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India

  1. India (a country in South Asia)
    Synonyms: Uhindi, Hindi

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India f

  1. India (a country in South Asia)

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In older, more formal language, this country name is found preceded by the definite article yr.

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Yoruba edit

 
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From English India.

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IPA(key): /í.ŋ́.dí.à/

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Íńdíà

  1. India (a country in South Asia)