Rhode Island

EnglishEdit

 
Map of the US highlighting Rhode Island

EtymologyEdit

Originally spelled Rode-Island. From unstandardized Early Modern Dutch Roode Eylant (Red Island), after a description of Aquidneck Island given by navigator Adriaen Block: een rodlich Eylande (Modern Dutch een roodlijk eiland).[1]

Modern spelling due to influence from Rhodes, as Giovanni da Verrazzano had once likened an isle somewhere about the Narragansett Bay to it, though the precise identity of the isle he was referring to remains unknown. The earliest spelling showing influence from this is Rhod-Island.[2]

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Rhode Island

  1. A state of the United States, formerly officially State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
  2. The official name of Aquidneck Island.

Usage notesEdit

  • As the smallest state in the US, Rhode Island is often used as a comparison for area or size.
  • The state of Rhode Island is not an island.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

Divisions of the United States of America in English (layout · text)
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Federal District: Washington, D.C.
Territories: American Samoa · Guam · Northern Mariana Islands · Puerto Rico · United States minor outlying islands · United States Virgin Islands

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.archive.org/stream/documentaryhisto02chap/documentaryhisto02chap_djvu.txt
  2. ^ “Archived copy”, in (please provide the title of the work)[1], accessed 17 November 2010, archived from the original on 17 November 2010

Further readingEdit


DanishEdit

 
Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Rhode Island.

Proper nounEdit

Rhode Island (genitive Rhode Islands)

  1. Rhode Island (a state of the United States)

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Rhode Island.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈrou̯dˌɑi̯lɑnd/, [ˈro̞u̯dˌɑi̯lɑnd]

Proper nounEdit

Rhode Island

  1. Rhode Island (a state of the United States)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Rhode Island (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Rhode Island
genitive Rhode Islandin
partitive Rhode Islandia
illative Rhode Islandiin
singular plural
nominative Rhode Island
accusative nom. Rhode Island
gen. Rhode Islandin
genitive Rhode Islandin
partitive Rhode Islandia
inessive Rhode Islandissa
elative Rhode Islandista
illative Rhode Islandiin
adessive Rhode Islandilla
ablative Rhode Islandilta
allative Rhode Islandille
essive Rhode Islandina
translative Rhode Islandiksi
instructive
abessive Rhode Islanditta
comitative
Possessive forms of Rhode Island (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Rhode Islandini Rhode Islandimme
2nd person Rhode Islandisi Rhode Islandinne
3rd person Rhode Islandinsa

ItalianEdit

 
Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

EtymologyEdit

From English Rhode Island.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Rhode Island m

  1. Rhode Island (a state of the United States)

PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Rhode Island.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Rhode Island m inan (indeclinable)

  1. Rhode Island (a state of the United States)

Further readingEdit

  • Rhode Island in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Rhode Island in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Rhode Island

  1. Rhode Island (a state of the United States)
Usage notesEdit

Rhode Island is never indicated by an article; see usage notes for Portugal.


SpanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Rhode Island m

  1. Rhode Island (a state of the United States)

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit