[mur-shee-uh n, -shuh n]
  1. a native or inhabitant of Mercia.
  2. the dialect of Old English spoken in Mercia.

Origin of Mercian

First recorded in 1505–15; Merci(a) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for mercian


  1. of or relating to Mercia or the dialect spoken there
  1. the dialect of Old and Middle English spoken in the Midlands of England south of the River Humber
  2. a native or inhabitant of MerciaSee also Anglian, Northumbrian
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