Origin of Iberian
Examples from the Web for iberian
Within two days, he had stolen as many Iberian sculptures, eventually presenting them to Picasso as a gift.
To his close friends, Picasso did not hide his admiration for the Iberian sculptures.
But he also remembers what Iberian anti-Americanism looked like up close.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat
August 10, 2014
The Iberian versus Siberian debate followed the archeological gold trail from Kennewick back to Montana.Incontrovertible Evidence Proves the First Americans Came From Asia
March 27, 2014
Because of its shape, Hill dubbed it “the egg,” while Milosevic, thinking it resembled Spain, called it “the Iberian Peninsula.”Richard Holbrooke on the Dayton Peace Accords
December 15, 2010
Evidently this is not the race of which Mr. Murray speaksneither Iberian nor Basque.
The family to which he belonged was probably Italian, and not Iberian, by blood.
He was not in Persia now—of that he was certain, nor in Japan, nor in the Iberian peninsula.Tales of Fantasy and Fact
It is uncertain whether the word is of Celtic or of Iberian origin.A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)
Samuel R. Gardiner.
By the Iberian family—divided into the Aquitains and the Ligures.
- a member of a group of ancient Caucasoid peoples who inhabited the Iberian Peninsula in preclassical and classical timesSee also Celtiberian
- a native or inhabitant of the Iberian Peninsula; a Spaniard or Portuguese
- a native or inhabitant of ancient Iberia in the Caucasus
- denoting, or relating to the pre-Roman peoples of the Iberian Peninsula or of Caucasian Iberia
- of or relating to the Iberian Peninsula, its inhabitants, or any of their languages
Word Origin and History for iberian
c.1600 (n.); 1610s (adj.), from Latin Iberia, ancient name of the Spanish peninsula, from Greek Iberes "Celtic people of Spain;" also the name given to an Asiatic people near the Caucasus. Of unknown origin in both uses, but the word as applied in Spain is believed to be related to the River Ebro. The earliest English reference is to the Caucasians; in reference to Spain and Portugal it dates from 1610s.