Sardinie

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Sardinie (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinie: Sardigna) is the seicont-lairgest island in the Mediterranean Sea (efter Sicily an afore Cyprus). It is an autonomous region o Italy, an the nearest land masses are (clockwise frae north) the French island o Corsica, the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, Tunisie an the Spainyie Balearic Islands.

The name Sardinie is frae the pre-Roman noun sard, romanised as sardus (feminine sarda); that the name haed a releegious connotation is suggestit frae its uise an aa as the adjective for the auncient Sardinie meethological hero-god Sardus Pater "Sardinie Faither" (misunnerstuid bi mony modren Sardinies/Italians as being "Faither Sardus"), as well as being the stem o the adjective "sardonic". Sardinie wis cawed Ichnusa (the Laitinised form o the Greek Hyknousa), Sandalion, Sardinia an Sardo bi the auncient Greeks an the Romans.