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මේවාත් බලන්න: Island, Ísland, Īsland, සහ Island'


ඉංග්‍රීසි විකිපීඩියාව සතුව මෙයට අදාළ ලිපියක් ඇත:
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An island.
Cyprus island from space.

වෙනත් ආකාර[සංස්කරණය]


From earlier iland, from Middle English iland, yland, ylond, from Old English īeġland, from Proto-West Germanic *auwjuland, from Proto-Germanic *awjōlandą (from Proto-Germanic *awjō (island, waterland, meadow), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂) + *landą (land), equivalent to ey +‎ land.

Cognate with Scots island, iland, yland (island), West Frisian eilân (island), Saterland Frisian Ailound (island), ඕලන්ද eiland (island), Low German Eiland (island), ජර්මානු Eiland (island), ස්වීඩන් ö (island), Öland (Sweden's second largest island), ඩෙන්මාර්ක ø (island), Norwegian øy (island), øyland (large island), අයිස්ලන්ත eyland (island).

The insertion of ⟨s⟩—a 16th century spelling modification—is due to a change in spelling to the unrelated term isle, which previously lacked s (cf. සැකිල්ල:noncog, yle). The re-addition was mistakingly carried over to include iland as well. Related also to ජර්මානු Aue (water-meadow), ලතින් aqua (water). More at ea.


  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈaɪ̯lənd/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪlənd

නාම පදය[සංස්කරණය]

island (බහුවචනය islands)

  1. A contiguous area of land, smaller than a continent, totally surrounded by water.
    • සැකිල්ල:RQ:Donne Devotions
    • 2002, Gordon L. Rottman, World War 2 Pacific island guide:
      Sumatra is the second largest island in the East Indies and the fourth largest in the world covering 182,859 square miles.
  2. (by extension, in place names) A contiguous area of land, smaller than a continent, partially surrounded by water; A peninsula; A half-island.
    Despite its name, Barry Island is actually a peninsula
  3. An entity surrounded by other entities that are very different from itself.
    an island of tranquility
    (a calm place surrounded by a noisy environment)
    an island of colors on a butterfly's wing
    • 2018 අප්‍රේල් 10, Daniel Taylor, “Liverpool go through after Mohamed Salah stops Manchester City fightback”, in The Guardian (London)[1]:
      He was on the ball in a flash, swerving to the left of City’s goalkeeper, Ederson, before shaping his body for a tricky angled finish. He was an island of composure, floating in his 39th goal of the season with a delicate chip into the corner.
    • 1939, Deseret News, October 27 1939, Roosevelt Reaffirms American Neutrality
      King Leopold, speaking in fluent English during his six minute broadcast, said Belgium stood side by side with Holland "an Island of peace in the interests of all"
  4. A superstructure on an aircraft carrier's deck.
  5. A traffic island.
    the island in the middle of a roundabout
  6. (by extension, West Midlands dialect) A roundabout; A traffic circle.
    Dunton island, near Birmingham, is one of the most confusingly labelled islands in the U.K.
    In Coventry, you will often hear people say: “Turn right at the island”.
  7. A bench, counter, etc., that is not connected to a wall or other furniture and which can be used from any side.
    • 1936, F.J. Thwaites, chapter XXII, in The Redemption, Sydney: H. John Edwards, published 1940, page 216:
      A short, rather studious young woman on noticing him moved from behind an island counter.
  8. (government) An unincorporated area wholly surrounded by one or more incorporated areas.
  9. (grammar) A phrase from which a wh-word cannot be extracted without yielding invalid grammar.
    Adverbial subordinate clauses are islands for extraction: "They have a billion dollars of inventory that they don't know where *(it) is".

සමාන අරුත් ඇති පද[සංස්කරණය]

  • (land surrounded by water): ait, holm
  • (an entity surrounded by other very different entities): oasis

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සබැඳි පද[සංස්කරණය]


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