Five nations

Five nations
Five Five (f[imac]v), a. [OE. fif, five, AS. f[=i]f, f[=i]fe; akin to D. vijf, OS. f[=i]f, OHG. finf, funf, G. f["u]nf, Icel. fimm, Sw. & Sw. Dan. fem, Goth. fimf, Lith. penki, W. pump, OIr. c['o]ic, L. quinque, Gr. pe`nte, [AE]ol. pe`mpe, Skr. pa[~n]can. [root]303. Cf. {Fifth}, {Cinque}, {Pentagon}, {Punch} the drink, {Quinary}.] Four and one added; one more than four. [1913 Webster]

{Five nations} (Ethnol.), a confederacy of the Huron-Iroquois Indians, consisting of five tribes: Mohawks, Onondagas, Cayugas, Oneidas, and Senecas. They inhabited the region which is now the State of new York. [1913 Webster]

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  • Five nations — Nation Na tion, n. [F. nation, L. natio nation, race, orig., a being born, fr. natus, p. p. of nasci, to be born, for gnatus, gnasci, from the same root as E. kin. [root]44. See {Kin} kindred, and cf. {Cognate}, {Natal}, {Native}.] 1. (Ethnol.) A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Five Nations — noun a league of Iroquois tribes including originally the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca (the Five Nations); after 1722 they were joined by the Tuscarora (the Six Nations) • Syn: ↑Iroquois League, ↑League of Iroquois, ↑Six Nations •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Five Nations — Five′ Na′tions n. pl. peo the Iroquois Indian confederacy of New York, comprising the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca …   From formal English to slang

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  • Five Nations — a confederacy of Iroquoian Indians: the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca, and, after the 18th century, the Tuscarora. * * * …   Universalium

  • Five Nations — «Союз пяти племен» («Ирокезская Лига» The Iroquois League, Confederacy). Возникшее примерно в 1570 г., объединение индейских племен на территории центральной части нынешнего штата Нью Йорк включало племена: сенека (Seneca), кайюга (Cayuga),… …   Словарь топонимов США

  • Five Nations — Cayugas, Oneidas, Onondagas, Mohawks, and Senecas (American Indian tribes on the English side in the French and Indian Wars) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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