Steven
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Steven asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

Is Iberia the same location is Hiberia, and is Hibernia taken from Hiberia?

Someone asked me why i am referring to Iberia as Hiberia, stating it is a completely different word.

"The word Iberia is a noun adapted from the Latin word "Hiberia" originating in the Ancient Greek word Ἰβηρία (Ibēríā), used by Greek geographers under the rule of the Roman Empire to refer to what is known today in English as the Iberian Peninsula.[3] ".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iberian_Peninsula#Gr... .

Does the above and below explain it? Or am i wrong?.

All originating from Greek words?

"Hibernia [(h)ɪˈbɛr.n̪i.a] is the Classical Latin name for the island of Ireland. The name Hibernia was taken from Greek geographical accounts. During his exploration of northwest Europe (c. 320 BC), Pytheas of Massalia called the island Iérnē (written Ἰέρνη).".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernia#:~:text=a%5...

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    Iérnē is the root of Eire (and Ireland) not of Hibernia.

  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Ireland is the most gorgeous country in the world. 

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