See also: philippines

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Etymology

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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

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  • (Philippines) IPA(key): /ˈfi.lip.pins/, /ˈfi.li.pins/
  • (US, UK) enPR: fĭlʹĭ-pēnz, IPA(key): /ˈfɪl.ɪ.pinz/, /ˈfɪl.ə.pinz/
  • Audio (US):(file)
  • Hyphenation: Phil‧i‧ppines

Proper noun

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the Philippines

  1. An archipelago in Southeast Asia.
  2. A country in Southeast Asia. Official name: Republic of the Philippines. Capital: Manila.
  3. (Should we delete(+) this sense?) (historical) A dependency of the United States (1898–1946).

Usage notes

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

Synonyms

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Translations

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French

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Etymology

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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.

Pronunciation

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Proper noun

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Philippines f pl (plural only)

  1. Philippines (a country in Southeast Asia)

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Noun

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Philippines f

  1. plural of Philippine