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proper noun 
  1. The southernmost continent, south of the Southern Ocean, containing the South Pole.
  2. The wider South Polar region comprising the Antarctic Continent as well as the adjacent Antarctic and Subantarctic islands, and the Southern Ocean waters situated south of the Antarctic Convergence.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: Antarctica
  • French: Antarctique
  • German: Antarktis
  • Italian: Antartide
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: Antí¡rtida
Etymology: (unreferenced)From Latin, Antarctica < Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (antarktikos) < (polytonic, á-) (ant-) "ant-, against, opposed" + (polytonic, á) (arktikos) "Arctic" < Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (arktos) "bear".


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