[ak-wi-teyn; French a-kee-ten]
- 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
Could they not set up five archers for the honor of Aquitaine and of Gascony?
I have had occasion to tell you more than once that things are not ordered in this way in Aquitaine.
The story of Walter of Aquitaine is as simple as the story of Hildebrand.Epic and Romance
W. P. Ker
This is a style that was neither that of Southern Italy nor that of Aquitaine.The Story of Rouen
Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
Angelerus, Duke of Aquitaine, brought four thousand valiant bowmen.Mediaeval Tales
- 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)