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Dalriada

noun
  1. a former Gaelic kingdom (5th century ad –9th century ad) comprising Argyll, parts of the Inner Hebrides, and parts of modern Antrim

Word Origin

named after the Dalriada family, its founders
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Examples from the Web for dalriada

Historical Examples

  • Such evidences of ancient population and industry are by no means confined to the remote districts of ancient Dalriada.

    The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland

    Daniel Wilson

  • For three miles they followed the broncos as the latter picked their way up the steep trail that led to the Dalriada Mine.

    Bucky O'Connor

    William MacLeod Raine

  • The settlement north of the Clyde received the name of the Kingdom of Dalriada.

    The Glories of Ireland

    Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox

  • From him all this western portion of Scotland was called Dalriada (Riadas portion).

    One Irish Summer

    William Eleroy Curtis