Iberia meaning

ī-bîrē-ə
An ancient region of Transcaucasia roughly equivalent to the present-day Republic of Georgia. Iberia was allied to Rome and later ruled by a Persian dynasty. It became a Byzantine province in the sixth century ad .
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(place) Ancient region in the S Caucasus, in what is now Georgia.
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The region of Europe south of the Pyrenees, consisting of Andorra, Spain, Portugal, and Gibraltar.
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(historical) Antic and Byzantine name of the ancient Georgian kingdom of Kartli located east of Colchis, corresponding roughly to the eastern parts of present-day Georgia.
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Origin of iberia

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    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From Latin Iberia, from Ancient Greek Ἰβηρία (Ibēria), after the river Ἴβηρος (Ibēros), which itself came from a native Celtiberian name for the river *Ibēr (modern Spanish Ebro).

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  • From Ancient Greek Ἰβηρία (Ibēria). Possibly from the same source as Old Armenian Վիրք (Virkʿ).

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  • Iberia on Wikipedia.

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