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Pennsylvania

American colony, later U.S. state, 1681, literally "Penn's Woods," a hybrid formed from the surname Penn (Welsh, literally "head") + Latin sylvania (see sylvan). Not named for William Penn, the proprietor, but, on suggestion of Charles II, for Penn's late father, Admiral William Penn (1621-1670), who had lent the king the money that was repaid to the son in the form of land for a Quaker settlement in America. The story goes that the younger Penn wanted to call it New Wales, but the king's secretary, a Welshman of orthodox religion, wouldn't hear of it. Pennsylvania Dutch (adj.) in reference to the German communities of the state, which retained their customs and language, is attested from 1824.

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Definitions of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania (n.)
a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies;
Synonyms: Keystone State / pa / Pa.
Pennsylvania (n.)
one of the British colonies that formed the United States;
Pennsylvania (n.)
a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
Synonyms: University of Pennsylvania / Penn
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