See also: philippines

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Etymology Edit

See Name of the Philippines in Wikipedia for a complete etymology.

Borrowed from French Philippines, originally from Spanish Filipinas, which was from Felipe (the name of a king of Spain).

Pronunciation Edit

  • enPR: fĭlʹĭ-pēnz, IPA(key): /ˈfɪl.ɪ.pinz/, /ˈfɪl.ə.pinz/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Phil‧i‧ppines

Proper noun Edit

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the Philippines

  1. A country in Southeast Asia. Official name: Republic of the Philippines. Capital: Manila
  2. The Philippine Islands, an archipelago in Southeast Asia, that forms the basis of the Philippine republic.

Usage notes Edit

  • Not to be confused with Philippians.
  • (country): Normally used in the singular since it is the name of a country.

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French Edit

Etymology Edit

Philippe +‎ -ine +‎ -s, a calque of Spanish Filipinas, using the pet form of Filipe (Philip) (French: Philippe), named after the King of Spain, Philip II.

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Philippines f pl (plural only)

  1. Philippines (a country in Asia)

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Noun Edit

Philippines f

  1. plural of Philippine