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Armorican

[ahr-mawr-i-kuh n, -mor-] /ɑrˈmɔr ɪ kən, -ˈmɒr-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Armorica.
noun
2.
a native of Armorica.
3.
Breton (def 2).
Also, Armoric.
Origin

Breton

[bret-n; French bruh-tawn] /ˈbrɛt n; French brəˈtɔn/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Brittany.
2.
Also called Armorican, Armoric. the Celtic language of Brittany.
3.
(often lowercase) a round hat for women, with a flat crown and a turned-up brim.
adjective
4.
pertaining to Brittany, the Bretons, or their language.
Origin
1815-20; < French breton; replacing Britain, Brit(t)on, Breton used for both this sense and the sense of Briton
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British Dictionary definitions for armoric

Breton1

/ˈbrɛtən; French brətɔ̃/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Brittany, its people, or their language
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Brittany, esp one who speaks the Breton language
3.
the indigenous language of Brittany, belonging to the Brythonic subgroup of the Celtic family of languages

Breton2

/French brətɔ̃/
noun
1.
André (ɑ̃dre). 1896–1966, French poet and art critic: founder and chief theorist of surrealism, publishing the first surrealist manifesto in 1924

Armorican

/ɑːˈmɒrɪkən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Armorica (an ancient name for Brittany)
adjective
2.
of or relating to Armorica
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Word Origin and History for armoric

Breton

n.

"native or language of Brittany," late 14c., from French form of Briton (q.v.).

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