Hibernia

[hahy-bur-nee-uh]
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noun Latin.


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Hibernia

noun

the Roman name for Ireland

usage

This name is now used poetically
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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).

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