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Mercia

[mur-shee-uh, -shuh] /ˈmɜr ʃi ə, -ʃə/
noun
1.
an early English kingdom in central Britain.
2.
a female given name.
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  • She appears to have been the maternal granddaughter of a king of Mercia.
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Mercia

/ˈmɜːʃɪə/
noun
1.
a kingdom and earldom of central and S England during the Anglo-Saxon period that reached its height under King Offa (757–96)
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Word Origin and History for Mercia

Anglo-Saxon kingdom of the Midlands, Latinized from Old English Mierce "men of the Marches," from mearc (see march (n.2)). Related: Mercian.

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