Armorica

Armorica

[ahr-mawr-i-kuh, -mor-]
noun
an ancient region in NW France, corresponding generally to Brittany.
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Armorica (ɑːˈmɒrɪkə)
 
n
an ancient name for Brittany

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Armorica
late 14c., ancient name for Brittany, from Gallo-Romance Are-mor-ica, lit. "before the sea," with a Celtic prefix meaning "before" (cf. O.Ir. ar) + mare "sea."
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