Found 2 items, similar to Five Nations.
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Definition: Five Nations
n : a league of Iroquois tribes including originally the Mohawk,
Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca (the Five Nations);
after 1722 they were joined by the Tuscarora (the Six
Nations) [syn: Iroquois League
, League of Iroquois
, Six Nations
English → English
Definition: Five nations
, n. [F. nation, L. natio nation, race, orig., a
being born, fr. natus, p. p. of nasci, to be born, for
gnatus, gnasci, from the same root as E. kin. [root]44. See
kindred, and cf. Cognate
1. (Ethnol.) A part, or division, of the people of the earth,
distinguished from the rest by common descent, language,
or institutions; a race; a stock.
All nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues.
--Rev. vii. 9.
2. The body of inhabitants of a country, united under an
independent government of their own.
A nation is the unity of a people. --Coleridge.
Praise the power that hath made and preserved us a
nation. --F. S. Key.
3. Family; lineage. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
(a) One of the divisions of university students in a
classification according to nativity, formerly common
(b) (Scotch Universities) One of the four divisions (named
from the parts of Scotland) in which students were
classified according to their nativity.
5. A great number; a great deal; -- by way of emphasis; as, a
nation of herbs. --Sterne.
. See under Five
Law of nations
. See International law
, and Law
Syn: people; race. See People
(f[imac]v), a. [OE. fif, five, AS. f[=i]f, f[=i]fe;
akin to D. vijf, OS. f[=i]f, OHG. finf, funf, G. f["u]nf,
Icel. fimm, Sw. & Sw. Dan. fem, Goth. fimf, Lith. penki, W.
pump, OIr. c['o]ic, L. quinque, Gr. pe`nte, [AE]ol. pe`mpe,
Skr. pa[~n]can. [root]303. Cf. Fifth
the drink, Quinary
Four and one added; one more than four.
(Ethnol.), a confederacy of the Huron-Iroquois
Indians, consisting of five tribes: Mohawks, Onondagas,
Cayugas, Oneidas, and Senecas. They inhabited the region
which is now the State of new York.