- an ancient region in NW France, corresponding generally to Brittany.
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Examples from the Web for armorica
Hence the name of Bretagne, given then for the first time to Armorica.A Literary History of the English People
Jean Jules Jusserand
The Britons were the first who came into the island, and they came from Armorica.The Ethnology of the British Islands
Robert Gordon Latham
There shall be put into her jaws a bridle that shall be made on the coast of Armorica.Old English Chronicles
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.
- 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.)).
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