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Ceylon

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English

Etymology

From Greek Sielen Diva, from Pali sihalam (silam), from Sanskrit sinhala dwipa (island); sinhala derived from sinha (lion).

Proper noun

Singular
Ceylon

Plural
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Ceylon

  1. The old name for Sri Lanka, prior to 1972.

Usage notes

The term Ceylon is generally considered archaic, having been replaced by Sri Lanka, but it is still used in some contexts; see usage notes for Sri Lanka.

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