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Ethiopia Explained

ethiopia at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['i:θı'əupıə]

ethiopia at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

Ethiopianpr Ethiopia

Ethiopia at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

a country in northeast Africa on the Red Sea. Population: 65,892,000 (2001). Capital: Addis Ababa. The northern part of the country, Eritrea, fought for independence during the 1970s and 1980s, and became independent in 1993.// -- Ethiopian n adj //

Ethiopia at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Country, E Africa. It is situated on the Horn of Africa, the continent's easternmost projection. Area: 437,794 sq mi (1,133,882 sq km). Population (1997 est.): 58,733,000. Capital: Addis Ababa. The people are about one-third Amhara and one-third Oromo, with the balance mostly Tigray, Afar, Somali, Saho, and Agew. Languages: Amharic, Oromo. Religions: Ethiopian Orthodoxy (three-fifths of the population), Islam (one-fourth of the population), animism (one-tenth of the population). Currency: birr. The landlocked country is mountainous in the north, with lowlands to the east and west. The central Ethiopian Plateau is split by the Great African Rift, which divides the E and W highlands. The climate is temperate in the highlands, which are mainly savanna, and hot in the arid lowlands. Excessive lumbering has led to severe erosion; this, along with periodic droughts, has led to food shortages. The country's once abundant wildlife has been decimated; many species are endangered. Ethiopia is one of the world's poorest countries. Agriculture is mainly for subsistence, with cereals the main crop. Livestock is also important. Coffee is the main export, followed by hides and skins. A new republic was established in 1995: it has two legislative houses; the chief of state is the president, and the head of government is the prime minister. Ethiopia, the Biblical land of Cush, was inhabited from earliest antiquity, and was once under ancient Egyptian rule. Geez-speaking agriculturalists established the kingdom of Daamat in the 2nd millennium BC. After 300 BC they were superseded by the kingdom of Aksum, whose king Menilek I, according to legend, was the son of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Christianity was introduced in the 4th cent. AD and became widespread (see Ethiopian Orthodox Church). Ethiopia's prosperous Mediterranean trade was cut off by the Muslim Arabs in the 7th-8th cent. and the area's interests were directed eastward. Contact with Europe resumed in the late 15th cent. with the arrival of the Portuguese. Modern Ethiopia began with the reign of Tewodros II, who began the consolidation of the country. In the wake of European encroachment, the coastal region was made an Italian colony in 1890, but under Emperor Menilek II, the Italians were defeated and ousted in 1896. Ethiopia prospered under his rule, and his modernization programs were continued by emperor Haile Selassie in the 1930s. In 1936 Italy again gained control of the country, and held it as part of Italian Africa until 1941, when it was liberated by the British. Ethiopia incorporated Eritrea in 1952. In 1974 Haile Selassie was deposed and a Marxist government, plagued by civil wars and famine, controlled the country until 1991. In 1993 Eritrea gained its independence, but border conflicts with it and neighboring Somalia continued in the 1990s.

Ethiopia at English => English (hitchcock) Of Explained:

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Ethiopia at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

umnar, conic, conical, spherical, spheroidal, globular, bulbous.

[ADJ] (Roundness): convex, prominent, protuberant, protuding, projecting, embossed, nodular, bulbous, bowed, arched, gibbous, salient, in relief, raised.

[ADJ] (Roundness): rotund, round, circular, cylindric, cylindrical, columnar, conic, conical, spherical, spheroidal, globular, bulbous.

[ADJ] (Roundness): convex, prominent, protuberant, protuding, projecting, embossed, nodular, bulbous, bowed, arched, gibbous, salient, in relief, raised.[N] (Roundness): convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, bulge, protuberance, protrusion, camber, swell, intumescence, tumour , tumor , tubercle, excrescence, hump, bump, knob, bulb, node stick out, poke out, swell, emboss.

[N] (Roundness): convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, bulge, protuberance, protrusion, camber, swell, intumescence, tumour , tumor , tubercle, excrescence, hump, bump, knob, bulb, node.

[V] (Roundness): be prominent, project, bulge, protrude, jut out, stand out, stick out, poke out, swell, emboss.[N] (Greatness): {Large part}: peck, bushel, load, cargo, wagonload, shipload, flood, abunda

Ethiopia at English = English (world95) Of Explained:

or ordinary, light consists of waves of various lengths
so blended as to produce no effect of color, and the
color of objects depends upon their power to absorb or
reflect a greater or less proportion of the rays which
fall upon them.

2. Any hue distinguished from white or black.

3. The hue or color characteristic of good health and
spirits; ruddy complexion.

Give color to my pale cheek. --Shak.

4. That which is used to give color; a paint; a pigment; as,
oil colors or water colors.

5. That which covers or hides the real character of anything;
semblance; excuse; disguise; appearance.

They had let down the boat into the sea, under color
as though they would have cast anchors out of the
foreship. --Acts xxvii.
30.

That he should die is worthy policy; But yet we want
a color for his death. --Shak.

6. Shade or variety of character; kind; species.

Boys and women are for the most part cattle of this
color. --Shak.

7. A distinguishing badge, as a flag or similar symbol
(usually in the plural); as, the colors or color of a ship
or regiment; the colors of a race horse (that is, of the
cap and jacket worn by the jockey).

In the United States each regiment of infantry and
artillery has two colors, one national and one
regimental. --Farrow.

8. (Law) An apparent right; as where the defendant in
trespass gave to the plaintiff an appearance of title, by
stating his title specially, thus removing the cause from
the jury to the court. --Blackstone.

Note: Color is express when it is averred in the pleading,
and implied when it is implied in the pleading.

{Body color}. See under {Body}.

{Color blindness}, total or partial inability to distinguish
or recognize colors. See {Daltonism}.

{Complementary color}, one of two colors so related to each
other that when blended together they produce white light;
-- so called because each color makes up to the other what
it lacks to make it white. Artificial or pigment colors,
when mixed, produce effects differing from those of the
primary colors, in consequence of partial absorption.

{Of color} (as persons, races, etc.), not of the white race;
-- commonly meaning, esp. in the United States, of negro
blood, pure or mixed.

{Primary colors}, those developed from the solar beam by the
prism, viz., red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and
violet, which are reduced by some authors to three, --
red, green, and violet-blue. These three are sometimes
called {fundamental colors}.

{Subjective} or {Accidental color}, a false or spurious color
seen in some instances, owing to the persistence of the
luminous impression upon the retina, and a gradual change
of its character, as where a wheel perfectly white, and
with a circumference regularly subdivided, is made to
revolve rapidly over a dark object, the teeth of the wheel
appear to the eye of different shades of color varying
with the rapidity of rotation. See {Accidental colors},
under {Accidental}.Accidental \Ac`ci*den"tal\, a. [Cf. F. accidentel, earlier
accidental.]
1. Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not
according to the usual course of things; casual;
fortuitous; as, an accidental visit.

2. Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental; as, are
accidental to a play.

{Accidental chords} (Mus.), those which contain one or more
tones foreign to their proper harmony.

{Accidental colors} (Opt.), colors depending on the
hypersensibility of the retina of the eye for
complementary colors. They are purely subjective
sensations of color which often result from the
contemplation of actually colored bodies.

{Accidental point} (Persp.), the point in which a right line,
drawn from the eye, parallel to a given right line, cuts
the perspective plane; so called to distinguish it from
the principal point, or point of view, where a line drawn
from the eye perpendicular to the perspective plane meets
this plane.

{Accidental lights} (Paint.), secondary lights; effects of
light other than ordinary daylight, such as the rays of
the sun darting through a cloud, or between the leaves of
trees; the effect of moonlight, candlelight, or burning
bodies. --Fairholt.

Syn: Casual; fortuitous; contingent; occasional;
adventitious.

Usage: {Accidental}, {Incidental}, {Casual}, {Fortuitous},
{Contingent}. We speak of a thing as accidental when
it falls out as by chance, and not in the regular
course of things; as, an accidental meeting, an
accidental advantage, etc. We call a thing incidental
when it falls, as it were, into some regular course of
things, but is secondary, and forms no essential part
thereof; as, an incremental remark, an incidental
evil, an incidental benefit. We speak of a thing as
casual, when it falls out or happens, as it were, by
mere chance, without being prearranged or
premeditated; as, a casual remark or encounter; a
casual observer. An idea of the unimportant is
attached to what is casual. Fortuitous is applied to
what occurs without any known cause, and in opposition
to what has been foreseen; as, a fortuitous concourse
of atoms. We call a thing contingent when it is such
that, considered in itself, it may or may not happen,
but is dependent for its existence on something else;
as, the time of my coming will be contingent on
intelligence yet to be received.Chord \Chord\, n. [L chorda a gut, a string made of a gut, Gr.
?. In the sense of a string or small rope, in general, it is
written cord. See {Cord}.]
1. The string of a musical instrument. --Milton.

2. (Mus.) A combination of tones simultaneously performed,
producing more or less perfect harmony, as, the common
chord.

3. (Geom.) A right line uniting the extremities of the arc of
a circle or curve.

4. (Anat.) A cord. See {Cord}, n., 4.

5. (Engin.) The upper or lower part of a truss, usually
horizontal, resisting compression or tension. --Waddell.

{Accidental, Common, & Vocal} {chords}. See under
{Accidental}, {Common}, and {Vocal}.

{Chord of an arch}. See Illust. of {Arch}.

{Chord of curvature}, a chord drawn from any point of a
curve, in the circle of curvature for that point.

{Scale of chords}. See {Scale}.Accidental \Ac`ci*den"tal\, a. [Cf. F. accidentel, earlier
accidental.]
1. Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not
according to the usual course of things; casual;
fortuitous; as, an accidental visit.

2. Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental; as, are
accidental to a play.

{Accidental chords} (Mus.), those which contain one or more
tones foreign to their proper harmony.

{Accidental colors} (Opt.), colors depending on the
hypersensibility of the retina of the eye for
complementary colors. They are purely subjective
sensations of color which often result from the
contemplation of actually colored bodies.

{Accidental point} (Persp.), the point in which a right line,
drawn from the eye, parallel to a given right line, cuts
the perspective plane; so called to distinguish it from
the principal point, or point of view, where a line drawn
from the eye perpendicular to the perspective plane meets
this plane.

{Accidental lights} (Paint.), secondary lights; effects of
light other than ordinary daylight, such as the rays of
the sun darting through a cloud, or between the leaves of
trees; the effect of moonlight, candlelight, or burning
bodies. --Fairholt.

Syn: Casual; fortuitous; contingent; occasional;
adventitious.

Usage: {Accidental}, {Incidental}, {Casual}, {Fortuitous},
{Contingent}. We speak of a thing as accidental when
it falls out as by chance, and not in the regular
course of things; as, an accidental meeting, an
accidental advantage, etc. We call a thing incidental
when it falls, as it were, into some regular course of
things, but is secondary, and forms no essential part
thereof; as, an incremental remark, an incidental
evil, an incidental benefit. We speak of a thing as
casual, when it falls out or happens, as it were, by
mere chance, without being prearranged or
premeditated; as, a casual remark or encounter; a
casual observer. An idea of the unimportant is
attached to what is casual. Fortuitous is applied to
what occurs without any known cause, and in opposition
to what has been foreseen; as, a fortuitous concourse
of atoms. We call a thing contingent when it is such
that, considered in itself, it may or may not happen,
but is dependent for its existence on something else;
as, the time of my coming will be contingent on
intelligence yet to be received.Accidental \Ac`ci*den"tal\, a. [Cf. F. accidentel, earlier
accidental.]
1. Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not
according to the usual course of things; casual;
fortuitous; as, an accidental visit.

2. Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental; as, are
accidental to a play.

{Accidental chords} (Mus.), those which contain one or more
tones foreign to their proper harmony.

{Accidental colors} (Opt.), colors depending on the
hypersensibility of the retina of the eye for
complementary colors. They are purely subjective
sensations of color which often result from the
contemplation of actually colored bodies.

{Accidental point} (Persp.), the point in which a right line,
drawn from the eye, parallel to a given right line, cuts
the perspective plane; so called to distinguish it from
the principal point, or point of view, where a line drawn
from the eye perpendicular to the perspective plane meets
this plane.

{Accidental lights} (Paint.), secondary lights; effects of
light other than ordinary daylight, such as the rays of
the sun darting through a cloud, or between the leaves of
trees; the effect of moonlight, candlelight, or burning
bodies. --Fairholt.

Syn: Casual; fortuitous; contingent; occasional;
adventitious.

Usage: {Accidental}, {Incidental}, {Casual}, {Fortuitous},
{Contingent}. We speak of a thing as accidental when
it falls out as by chance, and not in the regular
course of things; as, an accidental meeting, an
accidental advantage, etc. We call a thing incidental
when it falls, as it were, into some regular course of
things, but is secondary, and forms no essential part
thereof; as, an incremental remark, an incidental
evil, an incidental benefit. We speak of a thing as
casual, when it falls out or happens, as it were, by
mere chance, without being prearranged or
premeditated; as, a casual remark or encounter; a
casual observer. An idea of the unimportant is
attached to what is casual. Fortuitous is applied to
what occurs without any known cause, and in opposition
to what has been foreseen; as, a fortuitous concourse
of atoms. We call a thing contingent when it is such
that, considered in itself, it may

Ethiopia at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Ethiopia
n : Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red
Sea; formerly called Abyssinia [syn: {Federal Democratic
Republic of Ethiopia}, {Yaltopya}, {Abyssinia}]

Ethiopia at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Category: Image - :Ethiopia (Africa orthographic projection).svg|250px|thumb|right|Ethiopia
Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: wikipedia » Aethiopia (Classical Greek term)

Alternative forms

* Æthiopia Inter: qualifier » archaic

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » lang=grc|Αἰθιοπία|tr=Aithiopia, from Inter: term » lang=grc|Αἰθίοψ|tr=Aithiops||charred complexion, from Inter: term » lang=grc|αἴθω|tr=aithō||I burn + Inter: term » lang=grc|ὤψ|tr=ōps||eye, face, complexion.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /iθiˈoʊpiə/|lang=en

Proper noun

Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Country in Eastern Africa. Official name: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
    1. Inter: historica » l Sub-Saharan Africa, especially the parts south of Egypt and along and east of the Nile


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    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » country in Eastern Africa
    • Amharic: ኢትዮጵያ (īteyōpyā)
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|إثيوبيا|f|tr='ithiubiya
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|Եթովպիա|tr=Et’ovpia
    • Azeri: Inter: t+ » az|Efiopiya
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|Эфіопія|f|tr=Efiópija
    • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|ইথিওপিয়া|tr=ithi'ōpiẏā|sc=Beng
    • Breton: Inter: t- » br|Etiopia
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|Етиопия|f|tr=Etiópija
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|Etiòpia|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|埃塞俄比亞|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|埃塞俄比亚|tr=Āisài'ébǐyà|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|Etiopie|f
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|Etiopien
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|Ethiopië
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|Etiopio, Inter: t- » eo|Etiopujo
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|Etiopia|f|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|Etiopia
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Éthiopie
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ეთიოპია|tr=etiopia|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Äthiopien|n
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|Αιθιοπία|f|tr=Aithiopía
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|אתיופיה
    • Hindi: Inter: t+ » hi|इथियोपिया|tr=ithiyōpiyā
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|Etiópia
    • Icelandic: Inter: t » is|Eþíópía|f, Inter: t » is|Etíópía|f
    • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|Ethiopia
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|Aetóip|f|alt=an Aetóip
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|Etiopia|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|エチオピア|tr=Echiopia
    • Kalenjin: Inter: tø » kln|Ethiopia
    • Kamba: Inter: tø » kam|Ethiopia
    • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|អេត្យូពី|tr=eityopi|sc=Khmr


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Kikuyu: Inter: tø » ki|Ethiopia
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|에티오피아|tr=Etiopia|sc=Hang
  • Lao: Inter: t- » lo|ເອທິໂອປີ|tr='eethi'oopii|sc=Laoo
  • Luhya: Inter: tø » luy|Ethiopia
  • Luo: Inter: tø » luo|Ethiopia
  • Macedonian: Inter: t+ » mk|Етиопија|f|tr=Etiópija
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|Ethiopia, Inter: qualifier » probably obsolete Inter: t- » ms|Habsyah
  • Maltese: l-Inter: t- » mt|Etjopja
  • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|इथियोपिया|m|tr=ithiyopiyā|sc=Deva
  • Meru: Inter: tø » mer|Ethiopia
  • Mongolian: Inter: t+ » mn|Этиоп|tr=Etióp|sc=Cyrl
  • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|Iithiyópya
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|Etiopia (Føderale Demokratiske Republikken Etiopia)
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|اتیوپی
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|Etiopia|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|Etiópia|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|Etiopia|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|Эфиопия|f|tr=Efiópija
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|Етиопија|f|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|Etiopija|f
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|Etiópia|f
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|Etiopija|alt=Etiópija|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|Etiopía|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|Uhabeshi
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|Etiopien
  • Thai: Inter: t+ » th|เอธิโอเปีย|tr=aytíōbpia
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|Etyopya
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|Ефіопія|f|tr=Efiópija
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|Ethiopia
  • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|Lätiopän
  • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|עטיאָפיע|tr=Etiopye|sc=Hebr

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Sub-Saharan Africa (historical)
    • Greek:
    • : Ancient: Inter: tø » grc|Αἰθιοπία|f|sc=polytonic|tr=Aithiopiā


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|Aethiopia|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Addis Ababa
    • Abyssinia
    • Category: Appendix - :Countries of the world|Countries of the world
    • Inter: pedi » a


    Category: Category:en:Countries -
    Category: Category:en:Countries of Africa -
    Category: Category:en:Ethiopia -
    Translation: cs » Ethiopia
    Translation: cy » Ethiopia
    Translation: de » Ethiopia
    Translation: et » Ethiopia
    Translation: el » Ethiopia
    Translation: es » Ethiopia
    Translation: fr » Ethiopia
    Translation: fy » Ethiopia
    Translation: ko » Ethiopia
    Translation: hi » Ethiopia
    Translation: hr » Ethiopia
    Translation: io » Ethiopia
    Translation: it » Ethiopia
    Translation: kn » Ethiopia
    Translation: sw » Ethiopia
    Translation: lt » Ethiopia
    Translation: hu » Ethiopia
    Translation: ja » Ethiopia
    Translation: nn » Ethiopia
    Category: nds:Ethiopia -
    Translation: pl » Ethiopia
    Translation: pt » Ethiopia
    Translation: ru » Ethiopia
    Translation: fi » Ethiopia
    Translation: sv » Ethiopia
    Translation: ta » Ethiopia
    Translation: tg » Ethiopia
    Translation: tr » Ethiopia
    Translation: uk » Ethiopia
    Translation: zh » Ethiopia