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Armorica

[ahr-mawr-i-kuh, -mor-] /ɑrˈmɔr ɪ kə, -ˈmɒr-/
noun
1.
an ancient region in NW France, corresponding generally to Brittany.
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  • Hence the name of Bretagne, given then for the first time to Armorica.

  • The Britons were the first who came into the island, and they came from Armorica.

  • There shall be put into her jaws a bridle that shall be made on the coast of Armorica.

  • You are the count of the county of Nantes, close to the frontiers of that bedeviled Armorica.

  • Yes, the independence of Armorica is a shame to the arms of the Franks.

  • That time it spread as far as Britanny, to the very heart of Armorica.

    The Poniard's Hilt

    Eugne Sue
  • Kando is one of the bravest and alertest warriors of Armorica.

    The Poniard's Hilt

    Eugne Sue
  • And he formed the idea of transporting their island to the coasts of Armorica.

    Penguin Island Anatole France
  • What gales there must have been in those days, on the coasts of Armorica!

    Over Strand and Field

    Gustave Flaubert
  • And because of the silence of the women from their own speech, the men of Armorica are called Britons.

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest
British Dictionary definitions for Armorica

Armorica

/ɑːˈmɒrɪkə/
noun
1.
an ancient name for Brittany
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Word Origin and History for Armorica

ancient name for Brittany, from Gallo-Romance Are-mor-ica, literally "before the sea," with a Celtic prefix meaning "before" (cf. Old Irish ar) + mare "sea" (see mere (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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