[ bri-tan-ee-uh, -tan-yuh ]
/ brɪˈtæn i ə, -ˈtæn yə /


the ancient Roman name of the island of Great Britain, especially the S part where the early Roman provinces were.
the British Empire.
Chiefly Literary.
  1. Great Britain.
  2. the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
the figure of a seated woman with trident and helmet used as a symbolic representation of Great Britain and the British Empire.


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/ (brɪˈtænɪə) /


a female warrior carrying a trident and wearing a helmet, personifying Great Britain or the British Empire
(in the ancient Roman Empire) the S part of Great Britain
short for Britannia coin
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