peninsula


peninsula
see ISLAND
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   The piece of land partly surrounded by water is so called because it is 'almost an island,' from Latin paeninsula, representing paene, 'almost,' and insula, 'island.'

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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  • peninsulă — PENÍNSULĂ, peninsule, s.f. Întindere de pământ care înaintează adânc în mare ca o prelungire a uscatului, rămânând înconjurată din trei părţi de apă. – Din lat. peninsula, fr. péninsule. Trimis de RACAI, 21.10.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  PENÍNSULĂ s.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Peninsula 8-A — (Пуэрто Вальярта,Мексика) Категория отеля: 5 звездочный отель Адрес: Francisco Medina …   Каталог отелей

  • península — sustantivo femenino 1. Área: geografía Extensión de tierra rodeada de agua por todas partes excepto por una: península Ibérica, península Itálica, península de Yucatán. 2. (no contable) Territorio formado por España y Portugal, con exclusión de… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Peninsula — Peninsula, OH U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 602 Housing Units (2000): 254 Land area (2000): 4.674119 sq. miles (12.105912 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.010029 sq. miles (0.025976 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.684148 sq. miles (12.131888… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Peninsula, OH — U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 602 Housing Units (2000): 254 Land area (2000): 4.674119 sq. miles (12.105912 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.010029 sq. miles (0.025976 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.684148 sq. miles (12.131888 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • península — s. f. 1. Região cercada de água por todos os lados, exceto por um, pelo qual se liga a um continente (ex.: península balcânica). 2. Península Ibérica: Portugal e Espanha, considerados juntamente.   ‣ Etimologia: latim paeninsula, ae …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Peninsula — Pen*in su*la, n. [L. peninsula or paeninsula; paene almost + insula an island. See {Isle}.] A portion of land nearly surrounded by water, and connected with a larger body by a neck, or isthmus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peninsula — is a noun meaning ‘a piece of land almost surrounded by water’ (The Spanish peninsula) and peninsular is the corresponding adjective (The Peninsular War) …   Modern English usage

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  • Peninsŭla — (lat.), Halbinsel; in England oft absolut für die Pyrenäische Halbinsel gebraucht. The P. State, soviel wie Florida …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon