Wessex

Wessex

[wes-iks]
noun
1.
(in the Middle Ages) a kingdom, later an earldom, in S England. Capital: Winchester. See map under Mercia.
2.
the fictional setting of the novels of Thomas Hardy, principally identifiable with Dorsetshire.
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Wessex1 (ˈwɛsɪks)
 
n
1.  an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in S and SW England that became the most powerful English kingdom by the 10th century a.d
2.  a.  (in Thomas Hardy's works) the southwestern counties of England, esp Dorset
 b.  (as modifier): Wessex Poems

Wessex2
 
n
Earl of Wessex See Edward

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