Origin of Iberian
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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|Michael Weiss|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Iberian versus Siberian debate followed the archeological gold trail from Kennewick back to Montana.Incontrovertible Evidence Proves the First Americans Came From Asia|Doug Peacock|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because of its shape, Hill dubbed it “the egg,” while Milosevic, thinking it resembled Spain, called it “the Iberian Peninsula.”
As we shot through the Iberian narrows on our frantic voyage hither, my entire store was blown out of my hands and away to sea.Hypolympia|Edmund Gosse
The name given to the short dark man is usually Iberian; the name given to the tall fair man who followed him is Celt.
Huxley describes his paternal race as “mainly Iberian mongrels, with a good dash of Norman and a little Saxon.”
With large levies of Iberian mercenaries she then meant to overwhelm her Peloponnesian enemies.
These may have been the conquering Celt and the conquered 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.