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Relating to or denoting Iberia, or the countries of Spain and Portugal.
- ‘In the late 15th century, the city became a refuge for Iberian Jews expelled by Phillip II from Spain.’
- ‘If Mourinho is banking on his Iberian rival being ever so slightly charitable this time round, he can think again.’
- ‘Manuel, from Fawlty Towers, need not worry: Iberian interests are not compromised - quite the contrary.’
- ‘You'll love the covered terrace, the Iberian garden, and the company.’
- ‘To make a short escape to this coastal Iberian country feasible, I concentrated my travels on just one area.’
- ‘A decade and a half after launching an Iberian version of My Way they are still going strong.’
- ‘They appear to be stylised, semi-abstract images of Iberian flavour - lots of splashes of oranges and red.’
- ‘But over the border its Iberian cousin observes no such narrow territorial niceties.’
- ‘The Iberian women in the centre of the canvas clash with the hideously masked creatures standing and squatting on the right.’
- ‘Now the Iberian lynx lives only in isolated pockets of Portugal and southern Spain.’
- ‘The big cats you find outside Africa include tiger, jaguar, leopard, cougar and Iberian lynx.’
- ‘There were other reasons for the Iberian adventure, though.’
- ‘Early Iberian settlers called this the Mountain of the Moon, and there is an otherworldy atmosphere up here.’
- ‘Deeply influenced by the Iberian culture, the leather industry is a traditional industry of Spain.’
- ‘The world's most endangered wild cat species, the Iberian lynx, is fighting a desperate struggle for survival.’
- ‘The Russian countries and the Iberian countries - Spain and Portugal - are both into it in quite a big way.’
- ‘In 1580 the two great Iberian sea-faring nations, Spain and Portugal, united.’
- ‘Long used to dishing out opprobrium on their Iberian neighbours, Spain could hardly be viewed skipping next summer.’
- ‘One day Panjim may be recognised as a masterpiece of colonial Iberian city building, although I fear this will come too late.’
- ‘After all, he views Spain as having recently opted to be part of the West rather than as part of a trans-Atlantic Iberian civilization.’
1A native of Iberia, especially in ancient times.
- ‘The Armorica plate, as it is usually conceived, was composed of the Iberian, Armorican and Bohemian Massifs.’
- ‘But it is time for the talented Iberians to finally show their undoubted quality on the big stage.’
- ‘Like Manuel from ‘Fawlty Towers’, it seems Margo is an Iberian!’
- ‘The Iberians did not initially favour private firms.’
- ‘The early history of Portugal saw occupation by Iberians from North Africa and then by Celts who migrated from France.’
- ‘This means that, unlike the interior of the island, which is populated only by Tyrians, the coast is held by both the Tyrians and the Iberians.’
- ‘Liverpool has embraced the influx of Iberians at one of its football clubs.’
- ‘We claim Lazarus as our soul brother, the Iberian as our leader.’
- ‘Its original inhabitants were Iberians and Celts who were later conquered by the Romans and the Moors.’
- ‘The Iberian's voice was gruff and masculine, hiding any accent.’
- ‘As usual, the field at the home of Catalan tennis is populated by Spaniards, with nearly half the draw made up of Iberians.’
- ‘The Iberian sets up a good France-Italy battle with France having the decided edge.’
- ‘The Iberians had saluted him as a king, but there is no evidence that he ever envisaged playing other than a traditional role in Roman politics.’
2The extinct Romance language spoken in the Iberian peninsula in late classical times. It forms an intermediate stage between Latin and modern Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese.Also called Ibero-Romance
- ‘After all, no one calls Polish Polish Slavonic or Portuguese Portuguese Iberian.’
- ‘Maman taught her not only the Latin and French that were the basis of her education, but Sanskrit and ancient Iberian.’
3The extinct Celtic language spoken in the Iberian peninsula in ancient times, known only from a few inscriptions, place names, and references by Latin authors.Also called Celtiberian
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