Lithuania

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Location of Lithuania

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Lituania, which is a loanword from Proto-Slavic *Litъva, which is a loanword from Old Lithuanian Lietuva.

It has been speculated that the name comes from the rivulet Lietauka,[1] although archeological evidence does not corroborate this hypothesis.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌlɪθ.juˈeɪ.ni.ə/, /ˌlɪð.juˈeɪ.ni.ə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌlɪθ.uˈeɪ.ni.ə/, /ˌlɪθˈweɪ.ni.ə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪniə

Proper nounEdit

Lithuania

  1. A country in northeastern Europe. Official name: Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika)
    • 2022 August 13, Yew Lun Tian; Augustas Stankevicius; Ben Blanchard, “China sanctions Lithuanian deputy minister for Taiwan visit”, in Mark Heinrich; Paul Simao; William Mallard, editors, Reuters[1], archived from the original on 13 August 2022, World:
      Taiwan's Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned the sanctions, saying they amounted to "irrational retaliation" by China.
      "Taiwan vows to continue to do its best to assist Lithuania to counter the unreasonable and arbitrary suppression of the Chinese government," the ministry said in a statement.

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  1. ^ Zigmas Zinkevičius, Lietuvos senosios valstybės 40 svarbiausių mįslių, Vilnius, 2011, p. 111

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EtymologyEdit

From English Lithuania.

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Lithuania

  1. Lithuania