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Idaho definition

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This page has 11 definitions of Idaho with English translations in 8 languages. Idaho is a proper noun and noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English Idaho definition

Etymology

A map of the United States with the state of Idaho (proper noun sense) indicated in red.
Russet Burbank potatoes, a type of Idaho potato (common noun sense).

Origin uncertain; possibly from Plains Apache ídaahȩ́́ (Comanche), though the Oxford English Dictionary states that the development of the state’s name from that word remains undocumented. The name Idaho was said to have been considered around 1860 for what was eventually called the Colorado Territory (now the state of Colorado) in 1861, and in 1863 was given to Idaho County (now part of Idaho);[1] the county was named after a steamship launched on the Columbia River in 1860.

The eccentric political lobbyist George Maurice Willing, Jr. (c. 1829 – 1874) claimed to have coined the name after a girl named Ida, though saying it was a Shoshoni term meaning “gem of the mountains” (no such term exists),[2] but evidence suggests that there was use of the name in Colorado pre-dating Willing’s arrival in the West in 1859.[1]

The common noun (“type of potato”) is derived from the name of the state.[1]

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Idaho

  1. A state in the western United States. Capital and largest city: Boise.
  2. An unincorporated community in Pike County, Ohio, United States, named for Idaho Territory.
  3. University of Idaho

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Noun

Idaho (plural Idahos)

  1. In full Idaho potato: a variety of potato grown in Idaho, especially the Russet Burbank.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Idaho, n.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, November 2010.
  2. ^ First mentioned in William O[sborn] Stoddard (8 December 1875) , “How Idaho was named”, in New-York Tribune, volume XXXV, issue 10,826, New York, N.Y.: Tribune Association, published 11 December 1875, OCLC 911366841, page 4, column 3.

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Danish Idaho definition

Etymology

Borrowed from English Idaho.

Proper noun

Idaho (genitive Idahos)

  1. Idaho (a state of the United States)

Esperanto Idaho definition

Idaho

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /iˈdaho/
  • Hyphenation: I‧da‧ho
  • Rhymes: -aho
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Proper noun

Idaho (accusative Idahon)

  1. Idaho (a state of the United States)

See also

  Vajomingo
NevadoUtaho

Finnish Idaho definition

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈidɑho/, [ˈidɑɦo̞]
  • IPA(key): /ˈɑi̯dɑho/, [ˈɑi̯dɑɦo̞]
  • Rhymes: -idɑho
  • Syllabification: I‧da‧ho

Proper noun

Idaho

  1. Idaho (a state of the United States)

Declension

Inflection of Idaho (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative Idaho
genitive Idahon
partitive Idahoa
illative Idahoon
singular plural
nominative Idaho
accusative nom. Idaho
gen. Idahon
genitive Idahon
partitive Idahoa
inessive Idahossa
elative Idahosta
illative Idahoon
adessive Idaholla
ablative Idaholta
allative Idaholle
essive Idahona
translative Idahoksi
instructive
abessive Idahotta
comitative
Possessive forms of Idaho (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person Idahoni Idahomme
2nd person Idahosi Idahonne
3rd person Idahonsa

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Italian Idaho definition

Etymology

From English Idaho.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Idaho m

  1. Idaho (a state of the United States)

Polish Idaho definition

Etymology

From English Idaho, possibly from Plains Apache ídaahȩ́́ (Comanche).

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Idaho n (indeclinable)

  1. Idaho (a state of the United States)

Further reading

  • Idaho in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Idaho in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese Idaho definition

Proper noun

Idaho m

  1. Idaho (a state of the United States)

Spanish Idaho definition

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈaidaxo/, [ˈai̯.ð̞a.xo]

Proper noun

Idaho m

  1. Idaho (a state of the United States)

Related terms

  • idahonés

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