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Iberian

Syllabification: I·be·ri·an
Pronunciation: /ˌīˈbirēən
 
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Definition of Iberian in English:

adjective

Relating to or denoting Iberia, or the countries of Spain and Portugal.
Example sentences
  • The Russian countries and the Iberian countries - Spain and Portugal - are both into it in quite a big way.
  • In 1580 the two great Iberian sea-faring nations, Spain and Portugal, united.
  • Long used to dishing out opprobrium on their Iberian neighbours, Spain could hardly be viewed skipping next summer.

noun

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1A native of Iberia, especially in ancient times.
Example sentences
  • Its original inhabitants were Iberians and Celts who were later conquered by the Romans and the Moors.
  • As usual, the field at the home of Catalan tennis is populated by Spaniards, with nearly half the draw made up of Iberians.
  • This means that, unlike the interior of the island, which is populated only by Tyrians, the coast is held by both the Tyrians and the Iberians.
2The extinct Romance language spoken in the Iberian peninsula in late classical times. It forms an intermediate stage between Latin and modern Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese. Also called Ibero-Romance.
Example sentences
  • After all, no one calls Polish Polish Slavonic or Portuguese Portuguese Iberian.
  • Maman taught her not only the Latin and French that were the basis of her education, but Sanskrit and ancient Iberian.
3The extinct Celtic language spoken in the Iberian peninsula in ancient times, known only from a few inscriptions, place names, and references by Latin authors. Also called Celtiberian.

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