peninsula etymology

English word peninsula comes from Latin insula, Latin paene, and later Latin paeninsula (Peninsula.)

Detailed word origin of peninsula

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
insula Latin (lat) Island. Residential or apartment block (usually for the lower class).
paene Latin (lat) (with negative) scarcely, hardly, barely (ex: paene incredibilia). Almost, nearly.
paeninsula Latin (lat) Peninsula.
peninsula English (eng) (geography) A piece of land projecting into water from a larger land mass.