Hibernia

Hibernia

[hahy-bur-nee-uh]
noun Latin.
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Hibernia (haɪˈbɜːnɪə, hɪˈbɜːnɪə)
 
n
the Roman name for Ireland
 
usage  This name is now used poetically

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Hibernia
Roman name for Ireland, from O.Celt. *Iveriu "Ireland" (see Irish). Form altered in L. as though it meant "land of winter" (see hibernation).
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