Geographical Origine. The Alps take their name from the snows with which their summits are continually covered, the Sabine word Alpum signifying the same as the Latin word, Album, white. France is so called from the Franci, or Franks, a people of Germany who seized on those parts of it nearest the Rhine, in the time of Valentinian the Third, and afterwards subduing Paris they made it the seat-royal of their growing empire, and thus caused the country thereabouts to be called France. Hibernia most probably derived its name from Ibernae, a Phoenician word, meaning the farthest habitation, there being no country known among the ancients west of Ireland. Portugal was anciently called Lusitania, from the Lusitani, who then inhabited it; it took its present name from the haven of Porto, at the mouth of the Duerus, where the Gauls used to land their merchandise, thence it was called Portus Gallorum. This town was given in dower with Teresa, daughter of Alphonso the Sixth, to Henry de Lorrain, who took the title of Earl of Portugal ; his successors coming to be kings, extended the name to all those parts which they conquered from the Moors. Russia took its denomination from the Rossi, or Russi, a people of Mount Taurus, who possessed themselves of some parts of it in the declining times of the Greek empire, and being the prevailing people, imposed their name upon all the rest. Greece is a name given from Graecus, son of Cecrops, first king of Athens.