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[ahr-mawr-i-kuh, -mor-] /ɑrˈmɔr ɪ kə, -ˈmɒr-/
an ancient region in NW France, corresponding generally to Brittany. Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • 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


an ancient name for Brittany
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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