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  • SPAIN, ETYMOLOGY.

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    ... It may also be a derivation of the Punic "Ispanihad", meaning "land of rabbits" or "edge", a reference to Spain's location at the end of the Mediterranean; Roman coins struck in the region from the reign of Hadrian show a female figure with a coney at her feet. There are also claims that "España" derives from the Basque word Ezpanna meaning "edge" or "border", another reference to the fact that the Iberian peninsula constitutes the suthwest of the European continent. The humanist Antonio de Nebrija proposed that the word "Hispania" evolved from the Iberian word Hispalis, meaning "city of the western world". Jesús Luis Cunchillos argues that the root of the term spam is the Phoenecian ... ... [leer más]
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