Armorica

[ahr-mawr-i-kuh, -mor-]
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Armorica

noun
  1. an ancient name for Brittany
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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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