peninsula
noun Etymology: Latin paeninsula, from paene almost + insula island Date: 1538 a portion of land nearly surrounded by water and connected with a larger body by an isthmus; also a piece of land jutting out into the water whether with or without a well-defined isthmus • peninsular adjective

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  • Península — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Península de la Florida (Florida, EE.UU.) …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Peninsŭla — (lat.), Halbinsel. Peninsular (Peninsularisch), zu einer Halbinsel, z.B. Spanien u. Portugal, gehörig, eine solche betreffend. Daher Peninsularkrieg, so v.w. Spanisch Portugiesischer Befreiungskrieg …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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

  • Peninsula — Peninsŭla (lat.), Halbinsel, bes. die Pyrenäenhalbinsel …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Peninsula — Peninsula, lat., die Halbinsel; peninsular, eine Halbinsel betreffend; Peninsularkrieg, nennen die Engländer gewöhnlich den von ihnen, den Portugiesen und Spaniern gegen Napoleon geführten Krieg von 1808–14 …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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