Location of Georgia


Proper Noun

  • country {{, in the <> region of <> and <>}}, on the coast of the Black Sea.
  • state in the Southern United States (country) named for {{w George II of Great Britain (1683–1760)}}.
  • Several places in the United States.
  • hamlet parish, Towednack Cornwall (county) England (country).
  • A transitional serif typeface named after the state, designed by Matthew Carter in 1993.
  • University of Georgia.
  • A female given name from Ancient Greek.


Similar words

  • Gruzia, Sakartvelo


  • A borrowing from Medieval Latin Geōrgia, itself a borrowing from Persian گرج (with influence from (sānctus) Geōrgius, alluding to the saint's popularity in the country), from Middle Persian 𐭥𐭫𐭥𐭰𐭠𐭭. The term's further history is unknown; it may ultimately be a derivation from Middle Persian 𐭢𐭥𐭫𐭢, though that would be phonologically challenging; compare Parthian 𐭅𐭉𐭓𐭔𐭍, Old Armenian վիրք, Old East Slavic гурзи. Replaced earlier Georgie, from the same source via a Middle French intermediary.
  • Early medieval sources hypothesize that the country was named after Saint George, while later European accounts connect the name with agricultural tribes called "Georgi" (from Ancient Greek γεωργός) mentioned by classical authors (Pliny, IV.26, VI.14; Pomponius Mela, De Sita Orb. i.2); neither of these etymologies is accepted today.
  • Image:Map of USA highlighting Georgia.png|thumb|right|Map of the US highlighting the State of Georgia.
  • George + -ia.
  • Latinate feminine form of George, from Ancient Greek Γεώργιος.

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