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[hi-spey-nee-uh, -speyn-yuh]
noun Latin.
  1. Spain.
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Historical Examples of hispania

  • Hispania, now known as Spain, subdivided into three provinces.

    The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas

    Jesse L. Hurlbut

  • They afterwards called it Hispaniola, a diminutive of Hispania.

    De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2)

    Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt

  • Hispania, the ancient name of Spain and Portugal among the Latins.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • In North America we find only the inscriptions “Hispania maior” and “baccalea.”

  • Quid dignum memorare tuis, Hispania, terris, Vox humana valet!

British Dictionary definitions for hispania


  1. the Iberian peninsula in the Roman world
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Word Origin and History for hispania


Latin name for the Iberian peninsula, literally "country of the Spaniards;" see Hispanic.

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