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Northumbria

[nawr-thuhm-bree-uh] /nɔrˈθʌm bri ə/
noun
1.
an early English kingdom extending N from the Humber to the Firth of Forth.
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Northumbria

/nɔːˈθʌmbrɪə/
noun
1.
(in Anglo-Saxon Britain) a region that stretched from the Humber to the Firth of Forth: formed in the 7th century ad, it became an important intellectual centre; a separate kingdom until 876 ad
2.
an area of NE England roughly corresponding to the Anglo-Saxon region of Northumbria
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Word Origin and History for Northumbria

Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Norðhymbre, which lay north of the river Humber (Latin Humbri fluminis, c.720), an ancient pre-English river name of unknown origin. Related: Northumbrian. The Northumbrians seem at times to have referred to the Mercians as Southumbrians.

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