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Mercia

[ mur-shee-uh, -shuh ]
/ ˈmɜr ʃi ə, -ʃə /
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noun

an early English kingdom in central Britain.
a female given name.

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Mercia
/ (ˈmɜːʃɪə) /

noun

a kingdom and earldom of central and S England during the Anglo-Saxon period that reached its height under King Offa (757–96)
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