Mississippi

EnglishEdit

 
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Map of US highlighting the state of Mississippi
 
Map showing the Mississippi River and its drainage basin

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ojibwe misi-ziibi (great river)/ᒥᓯ᐀ᓰᐱ (misi-siipi).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmɪsɪˈsɪpi/
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Proper nounEdit

Mississippi

  1. A state of the United States.
    • 2014 November 2, “State Legislatures and ALEC”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 1, episode 23, HBO:
      That’s right. In fact, a law which passed in Mississippi is so restrictive, it could close the one remaining abortion clinic they have in the entire state, meaning a Mississippi woman, right now, could be saying to herself, “I need to go someplace more progressive like Alabama.”
  2. A major river in the United States that flows from north-central Minnesota into the Gulf of Mexico.
  3. A river in Canada that flows from eastern Ontario into the Ottawa River.

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InterjectionEdit

Mississippi

  1. Used in a common chronometric counting scheme, in which each iteration is sequentially numbered and supposed to be approximately one second in length.
    • 1996, “Cheers & Jeers”, in Field and Stream, v 101, September, p 12:
      Any reader who uses the old “One Mississippi, Two Mississippi, etc.” method to estimate distance to a storm, and doesn't get any further than a count of five to eight had better be in a safe shelter.
    • 2008, Tim Winton, Breath, Picador UK Paperback edition 2008, Ch.3, p.30:
      We had lungs like camel bladders by then; we sledged each other mercilessly, each daring the other to break the two-minute limit beneath the diving board. In the summer sea when it was flat-calm and there was nothing else to do but dive down and lie on the clean, ribbed bottom and hold our breaths to count Mississippis we got pretty close to our goal.

NounEdit

Mississippi (plural Mississippis)

  1. A recitation of “Mississippi” (interjection).
    • 1997, George Clark, The Small Bees’ Honey: Stories, Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, p 129:
      I counted five Mississippis between each flash of lightning and the thunder crash that followed.

See alsoEdit


DanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Mississippi.

Proper nounEdit

Mississippi (genitive Mississippis)

  1. Mississippi (a state of the United States)

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Mississippi.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmisːisːipːi/, [ˈmis̠ːis̠ˌs̠ipːi]
  • IPA(key): /ˈmisːisipːi/, [ˈmis̠ːiˌs̠ipːi]
  • IPA(key): /ˈmisːisipi/, [ˈmis̠ːiˌs̠ipi]
  • IPA(key): /ˈmisisipːi/, [ˈmis̠iˌs̠ipːi]
  • IPA(key): /ˈmisisipi/, [ˈmis̠iˌs̠ipi]
  • Rhymes: -ipːi
  • Syllabification: Mis‧sis‧sip‧pi

Proper nounEdit

Mississippi

  1. Mississippi (a state of the United States)
  2. Mississippi (river)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Mississippi (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Mississippi
genitive Mississippin
partitive Mississippiä
illative Mississippiin
singular plural
nominative Mississippi
accusative nom. Mississippi
gen. Mississippin
genitive Mississippin
partitive Mississippiä
inessive Mississippissä
elative Mississippistä
illative Mississippiin
adessive Mississippillä
ablative Mississippiltä
allative Mississippille
essive Mississippinä
translative Mississippiksi
instructive
abessive Mississippittä
comitative
Possessive forms of Mississippi (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Mississippini Mississippimme
2nd person Mississippisi Mississippinne
3rd person Mississippinsä

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Mississippi.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mis.sisˈsip.pi/, /mis.siˈsip.pi/, /mis.siˈsi.pi/[1]

Proper nounEdit

 
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Mississippi m

  1. Mississippi (a river in the United States)
  2. Mississippi (a state of the United States)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mississippi in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

PortugueseEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Mississippi m

  1. Mississippi (a river in the United States)
  2. Mississippi (a state of the United States)

SlovakEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Mississippi n

  1. Mississippi (a state of the United States)

ReferencesEdit

  • Mississippi in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk