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EnglishEdit

 
Map of US highlighting Pennsylvania

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EtymologyEdit

On March 4, 1681, Charles II of England granted a land tract to William Penn for the area that now includes Pennsylvania. Penn then founded a colony there as a place of religious freedom for Quakers, and named it for the Latin sylva, silva meaning "wood", thus "Pennsylvania."

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˌpɛnsɪlˈveɪni.ə/, /ˌpɛnsɪlˈveɪnjə/
  • (file)
    Rhymes: -eɪniə

Proper nounEdit

Pennsylvania

  1. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Harrisburg; largest city: Philadelphia.
  2. The first, and historically largest, now defunct US railroad, a hallmark of the industrial age.

SynonymsEdit

  • (US state): PA

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DanishEdit

 
Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Pennsylvania.

Proper nounEdit

Pennsylvania (genitive Pennsylvanias)

  1. Pennsylvania

PortugueseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Pennsylvania f

  1. Alternative spelling of Pensilvânia