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  1. kingdom in present-day NE England in the 6th century a.d., merged with Bernicia to form the kingdom of Northumbria.
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Examples from the Web for deira

Historical Examples

  • On the invasion of William, as we have seen, it was in the possession of Edwin, sovereign of Deira.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • In the old Deira or modern Yorkshire was a separate Danish kingdom.

  • Deira, however, seems to have retained its own individuality.

  • They dealt with it as they had already done with Deira and East Anglia.

  • Redwald then placed Edwin upon the throne of Deira and Bernicia.

    Yorkshire Battles

    Edward Lamplough