Hibernia

[hahy-bur-nee-uh]
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for hibernia

Historical Examples of hibernia


British Dictionary definitions for hibernia

Hibernia

noun
  1. the Roman name for Ireland

usage

This name is now used poetically
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for hibernia

Hibernia

Roman name for Ireland, from Old Celtic *Iveriu "Ireland" (see Irish). Form altered in Latin as though it meant "land of winter" (see hibernation).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper