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[ak-wi-teyn; French a-kee-ten]
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  1. a lowland region in SW France, formerly an ancient Roman province and medieval duchy.
Latin Aq·ui·ta·ni·a [ak-wi-tey-nee-uh] /ˌæk wɪˈteɪ ni ə/.
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Examples from the Web for aquitaine

Historical Examples

  • Could they not set up five archers for the honor of Aquitaine and of Gascony?

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • I have had occasion to tell you more than once that things are not ordered in this way in Aquitaine.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • The story of Walter of Aquitaine is as simple as the story of Hildebrand.

  • This is a style that was neither that of Southern Italy nor that of Aquitaine.

    The Story of Rouen</p>

    Sir Theodore Andrea Cook

  • Angelerus, Duke of Aquitaine, brought four thousand valiant bowmen.

British Dictionary definitions for aquitaine


  1. a region of SW France, on the Bay of Biscay: a former Roman province and medieval duchy. It is generally flat in the west, rising to the slopes of the Massif Central in the northeast and the Pyrenees in the south; mainly agriculturalAncient name: Aquitania (ˌækwɪˈteɪnɪə)
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