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Webster 1913 Edition


India

In′di-a

,
Noun.
[See
Indian
.]
A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan.
India ink
,
a nearly black pigment brought chiefly from China, used for water colors. It is in rolls, or in square, and consists of lampblack or ivory black and animal glue. Called also
China ink
. The true India ink is sepia. See
Sepia
.
India matting
,
floor matting made in China, India, etc., from grass and reeds; – also called
Canton matting
or
China matting
.
India paper
,
a variety of Chinese paper, of smooth but not glossy surface, used for printing from engravings, woodcuts, etc.
India proof
(Engraving)
,
a proof impression from an engraved plate, taken on India paper.
India rubber
.
India-rubber tree
(Bot.)
,
any tree yielding caoutchouc, but especially the East Indian
Ficus elastica
, often cultivated for its large, shining, elliptical leaves.

Webster 1828 Edition


India

IN'DIA

,
Noun.
A country in Asia, so named from the river Indus.

Definition 2021


India

India

See also: india, Indïa, Índia, and índia

Translingual

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈindiˑɑ]

Symbol

India

  1. The letter I in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

English

A map of the Republic of India, with claims in light green.
Flag of India.

Proper noun

India (plural Indias)

  1. A country in South Asia, official name Republic of India, and its territory.
  2. (chiefly historical, proscribed in modern use) An area of land in Southern Asia, traditionally delimited by the Himalayas and the Indus river; the Indian subcontinent.
  3. (historical, often "British India") A territory of the British Empire, chiefly comprising the modern day countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Burma.
  4. The letter I in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

Usage notes

When discussing the pre-modern history of South Asia, naming the entire subcontinent India is common. For discussing the current states, which include the Republic of India, this can cause offense and confusion and is usually avoided with the terms Indian Subcontinent or South Asia.

At times when multiple countries existed in South Asia, these have sometimes been pluralised as Indias or Indies. The word Indies survives in some place names such as East Indies and West Indies but is otherwise obsolete.

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Asturian

Proper noun

India f

  1. India (country)

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Proper noun

India n

  1. India (country)

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Faroese

Republic of India

Etymology

From Latin India, from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ἰνδός (Indós, Indus River), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš) (Persian هند (Hend)) from Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu, a river, stream).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪntia/

Proper noun

India n

  1. India

Declension

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative India
Accusative India
Dative India
Genitive India

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Fiji Hindi

Proper noun

India

  1. India

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Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈindiʲɒ]
  • Hyphenation: In‧dia

Proper noun

India

  1. India

Declension

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative India Indiák
accusative Indiát Indiákat
dative Indiának Indiáknak
instrumental Indiával Indiákkal
causal-final Indiáért Indiákért
translative Indiává Indiákká
terminative Indiáig Indiákig
essive-formal Indiaként Indiákként
essive-modal
inessive Indiában Indiákban
superessive Indián Indiákon
adessive Indiánál Indiáknál
illative Indiába Indiákba
sublative Indiára Indiákra
allative Indiához Indiákhoz
elative Indiából Indiákból
delative Indiáról Indiákról
ablative Indiától Indiáktól
Possessive forms of India
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Indiám Indiáim
2nd person sing. Indiád Indiáid
3rd person sing. Indiája Indiái
1st person plural Indiánk Indiáink
2nd person plural Indiátok Indiáitok
3rd person plural Indiájuk Indiáik

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Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪnʲdʲiə/

Proper noun

an India f (genitive India)

  1. India

Declension

Usage notes

Always preceded by the definite article.

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Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
India nIndia hIndia tIndia
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian

Proper noun

India f (plural Indie)

  1. India
  2. (in the plural): the Indies

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Latin

Proper noun

India f (genitive Indiae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin) India (a region of South Asia)
  2. (New Latin) India (the modern country in South Asia)

Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular
nominative India
genitive Indiae
dative Indiae
accusative Indiam
ablative Indiā
vocative India

References


Malagasy

Proper noun

India

  1. India

Norwegian Bokmål

Proper noun

India

  1. India

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Proper noun

India

  1. India

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Portuguese

Proper noun

India f

  1. Obsolete spelling of Índia

Romanian

Proper noun

India f

  1. India (country)

Spanish

Proper noun

India f

  1. India

Swahili

Etymology

From English India.

Proper noun

India

  1. India

Synonyms

india

india

See also: India, índia, Índia, and Indïa

Italian

Noun

india f (plural indie) masculine indio

  1. Indian (female)

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Latin

Noun

india

  1. nominative plural of indium
  2. accusative plural of indium
  3. vocative plural of indium

Spanish

Adjective

india

  1. feminine singular of indio

Noun

india f (plural indias, masculine indio)

  1. feminine equivalent of indio